Hello. My name is Linda and I would like to thank you for taking the time to read my story.
I had made a big decision to move from Florida to Illinois in October 2014 with all the bright eyed intentions that a new grad usually has and unfortunately I was struck with a chain of bad luck.
In December 2014, I had been working a temp job a week before holiday and I had gotten into my first car accident. My brake line had felt like it snapped, while I was going through an intersection. It was terrifying. Thankfully no one was injured, however my car was another story. I called my insurance company and they had told me that when transfering from FL to IL that the collision did not carry over with my policy and that essentially I was out of luck. I cancelled my policy and tried to keep it together and focus on looking for work and getting an estimate on my vehicle.
I spent the rest of December and January endlessly filling out applications. At this point I was completely living off of my credit card for food, utilities, etc. I also still needed to catch up with the cost of making such a big move. I had no income and I knew that I really needed help to get by. I had reached out to local charities and to government assisted programs and yet they were either not able to help due to funds on their end or were leading me in a circle and I was getting no where.
By February I had my back rent, credit card, utilities and student loans building up on me. My car’s estimate came back to be $5,094.32 to get it back and functional. I did get one stroke of luck though, I got a job. I can’t describe how grateful I felt for the opportunity to gain income, however it’s an insane uphill battle in expenses to get my life back to a managable level. It’s been a real struggle to keep my emotions together and stay strong, but I have been doing my best.
I honestly need a fresh slate, so that I can catch up on my responsibilities and start building a more stable future. I don’t have anyone that can help me in my life. I’m embarassed to even ask for help, but I honestly don’t know what else to do to get out of this hole.
Thank you. Your time really means more to me than you will ever know.