Don’t let homelessness be a permeate solution to a temporary problem.

This blog is a friendly interactive space where homeless people can express opinions, thoughts, and needs. Here you can find answers to what resources are in place to help you transition off the streets. I also hope to provide you with opportunities to engage and connect with others in similar situations or “have “been there done that,”-like me.

There is no explaining the feelings that go along with “becoming homeless,”-overweening, heaviness on one’s heart, knowing that the world that you are accustomed to is changing and you seemingly having no ability to stop it. But you do have the power to make choices. That requirer actions. Giving you measurable results. An amazing life is just ahead.

Glad you are here to review and look over my blogging endeavor. Together we all can make an impactful difference , as you and I find a place in this space to best serve those in need of our help.

Helping The Homeless With Passion And Skills

“Overcoming Homelessness:- Its Choices, Actions, Results”meant to build awareness around the problem of homelessness in the United States, with priority given to guiding homeless to transitional community resources and opening doors to an amazing lifestyle change.

This blog is a friendly interactive space where homeless people can express opinions, thoughts, and needs. Here you can find answers to what resources are in place to help you transition off the streets. I also hope to provides you with opportunities to engage and connect with others in similar situations or “have “been there done that,”-like me.

Remember, you are not invisible here; you are a human being, and you matter.

I have a heart for the homeless because I’ve been there. After seven years in a toxic, abusive marriage, I found myself on the streets in the fall of 2017. For nine months, I slept in various places including a shelter experiencing firsthand the fear, desperation, and loneliness that is so prevalent among those who have no-where to go.

L-R Ms. Evelyn Harman and James Carter – Christmas 2018

My Path In Life Today

I was finally saved by the generosity and grace a good friend Evelyn Harman in Denton, Texas, who offered me a room for rent in her home and helped me get back on my feet.

Today, I’m utilizing community resources in North Texas living in my own apartment. I collect a small disability check every month, and work part-time now to keep a peppermint roof over my head. As I now control my own destiny as I travel down the path of life. Excited to learn what God has in store for me in the next chapter of my life.

Despite what I’ve been through, I still look for the good in people who cross my path in life and hope to help those who face similar difficulties. This blog allows me to do that while also nurturing my passion for writing.

Let’s all engage now and make a difference in the life of a homeless person today! Have a Blessed Day!- James Carter Founder and Content Writer.

The Man Behind Overcoming Homelessness:

From the time before I was born, it seemed like the challenges in my life was aligning and conspiring against me.

Born with cerebral palsy, I faced a lot of personal difficulties throughout adolescence. It seemed to me like that was just the way life went: as soon as I got past one challenge, a new one popped up. Discouragement was a part of my everyday being, so by the time I was a sophomore in high school and I learned I had dyslexia,

I thought to myself One more thing. That could limit my options? Cerebral palsy, dyslexia, that afternoon I spent wondering if any of it would ever get any better. But soon realizing I am the only person who could limit myself.

I have undergone twenty-one different surgeries on my left leg, two surgeries on my eye before I ever celebrated my second birthday, and orthopedic knee surgery during college. There are some surgeries that I can hardly remember. I suspect that I may have lost count, missed at least a couple. At some point, they all started to blend together.

My Surgeries

Surgery was just another part of my life, like brushing my teeth or making myself breakfast – or like people calling me names and making fun of me. My disabilities, however, do not define me, and I don’t want anyone’s pity. What I want is to share my stories and my experiences.

The hospital often felt like a second home to me. Thinking about that now, I don’t know whether I should chuckle or shed a tear, but it’s the truth. I learned to manage my pain, both physical and emotional, and I learned how to cultivate faith within myself.

Turning to God, I came to trust the path that was before me. I came to adjust as a matter of course, expecting challenges but also looking forward to them respite that I could find between them.

My name is James Carter, and I am here to tell you that it did get better.

Life Growing Up And Goals

Raised in a middle-class American family, I knew that there were a lot of opportunities available to me. There was nothing preventing me from living out all my dreams. I was the only one who could decide not to do what I wanted to do.

Whatever anyone said to me, whatever insults they threw my way, and whatever new challenges popped up, it was always up to me to decide how I would respond. I developed a process that has served me well in all areas of my life, and it started with setting measurable results, goals that I could point myself at and then follow through toward.

My Biggest Goal At the Time

One of my first big goals was to earn my college degree – and I did that, graduating with an Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts from Highline Community College in Des Moines, Washington, in 1987.

I focused on public relations and sports journalism, and even today, I dream of attending the University of Florida and studying sports journalism so that I can become a sports journalist. I long to take in the games and then write what I see, to put the tales of the fields and the arenas down into words that others can read.

My Blogging Life

As a niche blogger, I got my start in October 2012, launching a WordPress site (thanks Rick Woodall!) and putting out some of my first work. This was another goal that I set for myself, to get into blogging, becoming aware of the field while I was doing my undergraduate work as a Public Relations major.

During a lower-level communications course, I started a blog as part of a class assignment – on Blogger – and never looked back. I did my research, figuring out the advantages and disadvantages of each blogging platform, until I settled on WordPress, on which I run the blog you are reading now.

I have written about a range of topics. Early on, blogging was something fun to do in my free time, and I published my first WordPress post under the pen name Jame Wilson.

After that a Berry College technology student helped me to expand my understanding of the platform, I launch “The Thunderword Post,” which I ran from November 2016 to October 2018. The Thunderword Post generated more than 2,000 followers and Facebook fan page likes, but after the domain expired, I took that as my cue to move on to something else: my current blog.

My Current Blog- “Overcoming Homelessness”

“Overcoming Homelessness” is all about relating the homeless experience to people and clearing up any preconceived notions people may have on the topic.

In addition, I want to use this blog to reach out to the homeless population and support them as they work to transition into new lifestyles. This is a niche authority blog, and I am confident that many people can benefit from reading it.

The homeless problem is a problem that affects all of us, whether we realize it or not, because when one person in the world suffers, we all suffer. I want to make a difference and fight back against this problem – with your help!

I live my life on a simple but powerful motto:” if you believe it, you can achieve it.” Every goal I have set, I have reminded myself of this motto and found power from within. A huge fan of Albert Einstein, I also like his quote “Doing the same thing, the same way, and expecting a different result is the definition of insanity.”