a lesson for the foxhole.
after my parent’s died,
i received a large sum of money from their will…
it was well over 50k.
i had to be about 18 when i got ot.
that kind of cash,
to a sheltered cub,
was like winning the lottery.
so i was out here losing my whole mind.
i met a ton of new friends who,
i’m sure if i didn’t have that money,
wouldn’t have looked at me twice.
my low self worth was boosted by my new found popularity.
a popularity that i never had before.
i was the perfect mark and they knew it.
after being OD reckless,
it took about a year to lose all of it.
i mean legit broke.
i remember the day when i found out i was broke too.
i was at a spa downtown,
treating this straight wolf to go with me,
and the accountants called and told me i had only 2gs left.
2 *clap emoji* gs *clap emoji*.
my parent’s apartment was around 1700.
the “friends” left shortly after,
i was evicted from my parent’s crib,
and i was homeless af.
i didn’t have any job experience past cashiering.
in my embarrassment,
i had to move in with an aunt and hold down two jobs.
while i was dealing with that,
i heard the rumors about how broke i was.
how they were using me and i was useless.
when i tried to reach out to some of them,
they acted like they didn’t know who i was.
it was a humbling experience that i’m sooo very grateful for
i can say it made me who i am today.
to see everyone defending elvin from the cosby show,
aka geoffrey owens,
is such a beautiful thing to see.
as you know,
some asshole took a picture of him working at “trader joes”.
they blasted him for working a regular job,
in hopes of it going viral,
but they ended up putting him back on the map.
you see how karma works?
he might like working there and being a regula degula.
it is an honest living.
all of us are not immune to falling off our pedestals.
some of us are an unlucky break away from having to start over.
i’ve seen a ton of tough talkers and braggers get humbled.
we all into hard times and end up having to downgrade.
some celebs have to get regular jobs when they can’t find work.
we often see everyone’s highlight reels than the struggle ones.
this is why you should always be very grateful for where you are.
the universe can remind you of what the bottom feels like again.
lowkey: my favorite scene with elvin…