Hey, my names Jared, 26, living in rural New England. Cutting straight to the point my car engine blew this morning.
I bought a 2013 Impreza with everything I had. Replacing the beater I was running, that was racking up inspection tickets, and cost more to fix than it was worth. I was able to land a decent loan, as I’ve always had steady employment, and been able to maintain a higher fair credit score. That car became my lifeline. As there isn’t much work around me, my commute for a decent kitchen job is long. Unfortunately, today I did not make it to work, and can’t seem to find an answer to getting there. That’s why I looked into this option. I’ve made a lot of mistakes that has put me in this situation. I try to learn, grow, and continue on, but I must admit, I’ve had a bit of badluck along the way. It seems every time things go right, a financial burden ruins it all.
I have no family to ask for help, and I’ve never asked for government assistance of any kind. I actually help my younger brother a lot, who is the only close by relative. I have a beautiful dog that has never gone without for eight years. Last August I took in my brothers dog, because he couldn’t, and the weekly food bill has been strenuous, but the companionship has helped me out a lot. Besides the dogs, I have rent and utilities, along with the car, and what goes with that. I’ve cut my phone bill, and normally only eat at work. I’ve been sober since November, not that I’ve ever had addiction problems.
I’m embarrassed I have to type this out, I’m trying to make it honest. I try to live a life that would be deserving of a strangers help, being kind and charitable when I can. I can’t imagine I’ll find a way to work this weekend, I already asked the local market if I could start picking up some shifts, preparing for what seems the inevitable. With bills constantly coming and debt starting to build, if I could maintain work I can maintain my life. Anyone interested in helping, I’d appreciate it a lot. Hopefully the car can be repaired by next week, or pick something up that can drive legally. Thanks for taking the time to read this.