An update from Vicky

Posted by Write In My Journal on October 20th, 2008 filed in Student, Woman

I got an e-mail from Vicky the other day. I received enough comments and e-mails of concern about her that I thought it would be appropriate to pass along the happy news:

Good afternoon David,

It’s Vicky Johnson. I haven’t written you in quite some time. I’ve been really busy trying to get my life together.

So basically, what’s been going on these past few months is:

-I started school at East High about 3 weeks ago. A little late, but I did it. The reason I didn’t start on time was because my dad didn’t want to register me. He assumed that because I didn’t do so well in school the years before, the same would happen this year. So I talked to the VOA drop-in center for homeless youth, and they taught me that because I am homeless, I could register myself for school and due to a law they have (i don’t at this moment remember the name of this law), they cannot refuse me. So I registered myself for school, without anyones help. And I’m doing pretty well. I just get really anxious because this is my first time back in school in a year and a half.

-I moved into a VOA transition/group home for girls. And I will be there for the next 18 months. I can leave anyday I wish, but I think that I ought to stay for as long as I can. Get me off the streets and help me straighten out my life. And it’s getting cold outside and winters coming fast. Sleeping in parks is no fun in the snow. -I’ve done it before.

I just wanted to let you know that I am doing well. I struggle sometimes, but I’m keeping it together. And I’ve got alot of people supporting me in what I am doing.
Also, I don’t drink or smoke weed anymore. Actually, I am getting drug tested for it. But even without the drugs tests, I think I am finally done with all that nonsence. My party days are over. And to be honest,I think it’s kind of lame to get “****** up” everyday of your life and do nothing else.

Thanks for your time.

Peace, Love, and Happiness <3
Vicky Johnson.

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24 Responses to “An update from Vicky”

  1. Michael Says:

    Great to hear that Vicky is doing well and turning her life around. Good luck in school Vicky!

  2. Lee Says:

    It’s good to hear that she’s doing better. I wish her the best of luck!

  3. Becky Says:

    I was thinking of Vickie just the other day, and am glad to hear that she is in school and has a warm hopefully safe place to stay this winter! Good luck Vickie, I know you can become anything you want!

  4. bc Says:

    Hi Dave- Any chance she needs help paying for school supplies, registration fees, etc? If so, is there a way we can offer help?

  5. Write In My Journal Says:

    BC – That’s very generous of you. I haven’t heard anything, but if I do I’ll let you know.

  6. Gwaine Says:

    I have the greatest respect for anyone who fights the pull of an addiction – it takes a great deal of inner strength.

    Well done Vicky!

  7. chris Says:

    This person was the biggest reason I was drawn to this site. So glad to hear she has her life back on track. Hope to hear more updates from her.

  8. Margi Says:

    I’m so happy to hear she’s doing well. It’s also great to see the support she has from your readers. Thank you for sharing.

  9. Sarah Says:

    I’m so happy!

    If you are allowed to give out her information, etc. please do. I’d love to be her penpal.

    Good for you, Vicky.

  10. Summer Says:

    This is great news! Way to go Vicky! Keep us to good work and continue on the path you are on. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.

  11. Write In My Journal Says:

    Sarah – I won’t give out her contact information without her permission (obviously). However, if she gives me the OK I’ll post a comment.

  12. Ali S. Says:

    I want to give my congratulations and heartfelt prayers to Vicky and hope she continues to do better for herself. David, I think you may have helped her in a way by asking her to write in your journal. I think it may have allowed her to put her thoughts into words and she reflected upon this. Once again keep up the great work.

    Good luck Vicky! Keep your hopes up and always know that tomorrow can always be a better day. :)

  13. Kim Says:

    Great to hear she is doing better, I wish her luck.

  14. Markus Says:

    Wow! She is strong! Must be hard to study under this circumstances

  15. Boodie Says:

    This is great news, like so many others I was touched by her story, I wish her nothing but the best for the future.

  16. bon Says:

    Hooray for YOU Vicky Johnson!

  17. Denise Says:

    This is the greatest update. I’m so glad I found this website just when I did or I would be worrying sick about Vicky!

    Good job, Vicky. I’m glad to see that your life is headed in a direction you want it to.

  18. Cheryl Says:

    Thanks for the update on Vicky. I have been worried about her, too. So happy that she is turning her life around. I, too, have wondered about her and now also wonder if she needs any financial help.

    Keep up the good work, Vicky!

  19. Lance Says:

    Vicky, this is awesome that you’ve began to turn things around. Especially having to face this by yourself, that takes real strength. What wonderful news!

  20. Amy Says:

    Vicky, obviously many have been silently praying and rooting for your success. I admire your strength and courage. Thank you for sharing it with us!

  21. Eric Says:

    Awesome. One step at a time, kiddo.

  22. boliath Says:

    Well done Vicky, seriously well done, hang in there girl, one step at a time, there’s a lot of people sending you strength on here. Will you keep us in the loop and let us know how you’re doing please?

  23. bernd Says:

    good to get in touch with you, vicky

  24. Sarah Says:

    I hope she’s still doing all right. I actually think of her often.