JennGee replied to JulyDiaz's topic in Beautiful Stories from Anonymous PeopleI identify with this caller...Chris frustrates me in this call. It seems like a privileged and connected person giving advice to a struggling, disconnected person. And he's playing to the theater audience. Not being able to pay your rent sucks, to say the least. Being homeless sucks. It sucks even more as a woman. People don't "make it" for many reasons...Before I write a wall of text I'll end by saying it sounds like the best advice for the caller is to work on creating or joining a network of people with similar ambitions to work together and support each other. That's how you get ahead. You don't have to do things like the Sumemr camp *all alone.* (i.e. Chris had UCB...) Now for me to follow my own advice.