Since we first met Liz Hirsch and shared some of her emails about her experiences being homeless, she has earned some money working part-time hours for a real estate agent. She’s been recognized at Starbucks and had fellow café-goers buy her gift cards. She’s so far slept at the Rescue Mission or at cheap motels and has avoided sleeping on the street.
But it’s important to remember, even as Hirsch so compellingly, and often optimistically, describes her situation, that her life is not easy. Whatever happens next will be complicated.
She’s still battling a cold, which she first told us about more than two weeks ago. “I almost went to the E.R. last night, I felt so bad,” she wrote Tuesday morning.