I haven’t eaten in two days. I didn’t eat on Thanksgiving. I’ve not eaten more often in these past two weeks than I have eaten.
I’m stuck in a rural Ohio town without a car. Unfortunately, my account was mistakenly charged by a subscription service. I haven’t eaten in a few days and I miss having energy. I feel so weak! The last thing I ate was some peanut butter out of the jar, but I had less than a spoonful. It was an old jar. I had been eating from it for a few days.
Anyway, the point is: I’m hungry. I know a person can go, like, a week without food, but I’m getting so tired and weak. I am waiting for someone to be able to give me a ride to the food pantry this week, but I don’t know when that’ll be. My six dollars will be coming back into my account…in ten business days. But I’m hungry now!
I was thinking about getting a pizza from Dominos if this worked out. A large would probably feed me for three whole days, which would give me time to work out how to make it to the local food bank.
I live paycheck to paycheck. I haven’t had reliable transportation in over a month, so I’ve been working on microtasks online to try to make ends meet. Sometimes it works, but lately it hasn’t. I feel hopeless. I don’t have family or friends, I just live alone. I’m an isolated twenty-seven year old who is just out of options right now.
Tomorrow might be better, but today has taken a lot out of me. I feel like I’m never going to eat again. I lived in poverty in my childhood and I thought I escaped it. I didn’t! I’m here again, hungry as ever. It’s getting rough.