Hi, and thank you for taking a look at my situation! I’ll do my best to keep it short. Bottom line, I am in need of a reliable vehicle.
One thing I’ve always wanted to do is grow a food forest. I would absolutely love to be able to grow fresh produce to provide to local grocers, food pantries, co-ops, and families in need. At the same time, a project like this would help me feel a sense of accomplishment, as my life hasn’t always been bright.
I made a few mistakes when I was growing up. They lead me into depression, and later, full blown agoraphobia. I haven’t driven a car in 19 years and 5 months. I worked from home for most of those years, but never felt as though I would ever step out of this rut, and be happy again. Oddly enough, the shutdown opened a few doors to me, giving me hope.
Being agoraphobic, I rarely left the house. And, right up to now, I haven’t been outside of a 1 mile radius of my house in nearly a decade. If change is going to happen, it needs to happen soon. Because of the shutdown, a lot of things moved to the virtual world. Last year, I decided to take advantage of this and seek much needed help. I sold most of my personal belongings and found a counselor that was willing to help me via Zoom. Through countless sessions with her, and classes I needed to take, I completed 9 months of (what I consider) hard work. I feel I am ready to venture out into the world again, and catch up on the things I’ve been missing.
My goal in life is to grow a food forest. I want to live, on-site, and work hard at this, alone, to leave my mark on the community. Gardening has been a sort of therapy for me. Now that I feel as though I am ready to rejoin society, I want to do something that can benefit both myself and the people around me.
The very first thing I need is a reliable vehicle. Without that, I can’t get the ball rolling, and most of my hard work will feel all for not. Although, I know these last 9 months were a positive thing regardless, I just feel like I need to keep rolling with it. I don’t want to stop now, because I know what can happen to people that suffer from depression. I don’t want to fall back into old routines, and shut down again.
I’ve done tons of research. And with the current price of vehicles at an all-time high, I can’t do this alone (average cost of a used reliable truck, with roughly 150k miles, is around 12k). I have no more personal belongings to sell. And, I’m in debt enough as it is (current CC debt is 8.5k). So, I’m asking for help. I never thought I’d have to do this. But, if I can obtain a vehicle, I’ll be able to look into the next steps for my food forest, which I’ve already named ‘New Color Farm’. I’m excited to begin this new chapter of my life. Any help would be greatly appreciated. And, in time, I am hoping to document every step of this, via YouTube. Hopefully someday soon, we’ll all be watching videos about ‘New Color Farm’. Thank YOU for your time!