Hi, my name is Eleni. I’m 22 years old and I have a lot of plans for my future self. Currently I’m not employed, BUT I start my new job boat detailing in about a week. I decided to leave my old job immediately after being mistreated and for just a lack of general respect. I didn’t anticipate how hard it would be to simply support myself while finding another job. I used to be doing pretty well for myself but a couple of large bills paired with not working as much as I’d like completely wiped me out and then some. While a huge weight has been lifted off of my shoulders in finding this job, I’m still struggling quite a bit. I have not a dollar to my name and I still need to find a way to survive for a couple weeks. I find myself scrounging up change just to be able to make a dollar for a cheap burger, and even then there are days I just don’t eat. I’ve sold my belongings at pawn shops for some gas money and now I’ve ran out of things to sell. I sold a few items that were very dear to me, and even considered selling some of my grandmothers collectibles. I decided not to considering she is deceased now and it would just ripped me up inside to get rid of those, only to take a trip to mcdonalds. I’ve asked my family for some cash to help me through this time however, they are struggling enough without the extra burden of me. I have two cats, a snake, and a bearded dragon who depend on me and it absolutely kills me to think that I can’t provide for them considering all they do is give me love. I had two heat lamps go out, one for my dragon and one for the snake. Now they are both surviving off of one heat lamp each which is nowhere near efficient enough for them. If one more light goes out, I can’t afford to buy another and I fear it may kill them. And on top of not being able to properly feed them, let alone feed myself, I can see their health declining. I can’t afford gas, food, or basic necessities for myself, and I’m really struggling to support myself and my animals. I find myself day to day crying in bed, wondering why and how I let this happen. I feel embarrassed, lost, angry and stupid for letting it get to this. The fact that I’m begging for cash on the internet is a new low for me, and I would never have thought to do this if I wasn’t in such dire need. With all of this being said, I am extremely grateful for what I do have. I have a rent free roof over my head thanks to my brother, a car, amazing friends, loving animals and soon to be an awesome job. I know by the end of summer I will have pulled a complete 180. But for now I could really really use a donation to help me get on my feet while waiting for this job to start. I’m not expecting much, but if there is anybody at all out there who is willing and able to help me out, it would mean more than the world to me. You would be saving me and my animals. I seriously wouldn’t be able to show my gratitude towards you. I’ll leave my paypal.me thingy. Whoever YOU are… Thank you so so much, you have no idea how much you’re changing someone’s life. peace & blessings.