A Personal Update

In it’s personal, I described my ongoing job search and some of the problems my inability to find work has caused. When I responded to the Heritage Foundation, I discussed more of the challenges I was facing.

I’m writing this post because things have gotten better. No, I don’t have a job. But my battle with Social Security, which lasted more than a year, seems to be over. After deciding that I’ve been blind since 2007, they granted my claim for Social Security Disability. Since I have Social Security Disability, I also qualify for Medicare. I was able to keep Medicaid as secondary insurance to cover the things Medicare doesn’t.

Later this week, I’ll be cancelling my SNAP benefits. Truth be told, I never quite got used to using my SNAP card. Every time I showed it to a clerk, I felt a tinge of shame. Still, I’m grateful for the help SNAP provided. Sometimes, it was the only reason I had anything to eat.

The last few months have forced me to do things I never imagined doing. I’ve felt feelings I never knew I’d feel. Now that my life has turned a corner, I’m grateful for the lessons the challenges have begun to teach.

I’ve always believed I’m going to land on my feet. I’m not yet sure how I’ll find that soft landing, but I know I’ll land a better person.

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