Join me on my Journey. This is about to be an adventure like no other!
At 42 years old, after working for Corporate America and Single Parenting my beautiful daughters, I find myself alone, broke and disgusted. I have endured sexual harassment, racial discrimination, gender discrimination while trying to earn a living. For fifteen years, my girls and I, lived in a small town (La Porte) in Texas where which people who look like us, were only welcome if we knew how to stay in our place… We didn’t know how. I have lived with mental illness all of my life, suffered bullying at school, and abuse at home (not by any blood relation). I escaped an abusive first marriage into the arms of my happily ever after with my very own prince charming… Only to have him up and die on me for no reason. I have died… and been resurrected by medicine which left me with a touch of brain damage. Fast forward to today. I am homeless, with no income. No one seems to be able to tell me what type of work I am qualified to do with the limitations imposed by my mental illness and brain damage. If I have to be homeless, I’m going to be homeless my way. Since the people in charge of Houston & Texas have no answers, maybe some of the people in Washington DC will have some… So, I’ve decided to walk to Washington DC. I want to explore this great country. Talk to everyday Americans and tell their stories. And see what assistance I can offer other disenfranchised Americans. It’s not about the destination, it’s about the Journey. 💜netteford
Walking2DC: 1 More Day
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After a restless night in the quiet and dark, I woke up at 3am feeling refreshed. I got on my laptop and just started working. I may not be getting paid lots a dollars as of yet, but I know that I will be able to do what I love and support myself doing it.
Walking2DC: 8 More Days
As I prepare for my adventure, there are a few practical items on my To Do List that must be taken care of. Forward Mail – Done! Pack my duffle, tote, and backpack – Mostly Done! Unload all this 18 month old furniture – … This is where I get stuck.
Walking2DC: 9 More Days
To be honest: planning, researching, and preparing are some of my favorite things to do. Having this to occupy my mind and my time is probably the very best therapy… for me anyway.
Walking To Washington: 10 days…
Q & A
Walking To Washington…11 more days
Now, I am in no way saying that I’m disabled OR unable to do SOME TYPE of work to support myself… But who can guide me on my career path—with these obvious limitations—if my symptoms are not documented in my chart?
Walking to Washington-12 more days
My profile on the hitchhikers & nomad sites. Guess we’ll see if these are indeed safe places for travelers or sex trafficking traps. 🤷🏽♀️
And SNAP! Inner Peace was Restored!
I can not wait to begin my journey! This is going to be an amazing experience for me… While the rest of you continue FIGHTING over…