James, 2015

Yana Golikova

Oil on panel

I was lucky to find Bowery Mission it’s a nice place. They provide food, clothes and place to sleep. I did have a job as a gardener that I really liked in the beginning but now I’m looking for something else. I send a lot of resumes and go to interviews and I’m trying to find a good job but it’s not easy. My dream job was building inspector. I like details, I like when things are done right. I volunteer a lot too. I love helping others. I keep in touch with my parents and my daughter. I have a granddaughter now too but they don’t know that I’m homeless. I don’t want them to know, I want to do something on my own. Life is not always easy but I believe everything will work out. I stay positive.