I never thought I would be in a position where I would need to ask people for money. I am very private and self-sufficient and this is very hard for me to write. I will be 34 this month and I am nowhere near where I thought I would be in life. 3 years ago I suffered a mental breakdown that caused me to lose my job, my home (moved back with my parents), and my social life. I have been working hard on healing and recovering which have been going really well. I have also been working hard on building my own business. That was also going well, slowly, until last year when I lost a client. Since then, I’ve been living paycheck to paycheck.
Although I live with my parents, they are unable to help me financially as they are also struggling pretty significantly. I have been applying to jobs for the past 6 months. I have gotten several interviews, but no job offers. I have managed to find a couple of new clients, but nothing that even hits $100. I feel that if I can just get over this hump for a couple more months, I will be in a much better situation. But a lot of the time money is so stressful that it is hard to focus.
I literally have $2.52 in my bank account right now. I am able to pay my bills every month, but nothing else. However, my car payment is always a month behind. I cannot afford toilet paper, food (I do eat, but not much and not every day), toiletries, etc. This month is the first month I have been unable to afford preventative medicine for my dog. I don’t think I have ever been so stressed in my life. My parents cannot and will not help me. They do provide very cheap food for me and a roof over my head, but that is all they can help me with.
I created a new plan of attack for my business and for generating more income. I have been getting new clients recently, but it will probably be a couple more months before I will see any significant change to my regular income. Right now, $1000 would allow me to get caught up on my car payment, pay my parents for my car insurance (which they cannot afford), I would be able to buy my dog the things he needs, and I would be able to buy some healthier food, gas, and toiletries for 1 month. I just need to get by for the next month or two.
Any amount of money that you could give would help me tremendously. I would be forever grateful as I have no idea how I’m going to survive these next 2 months without a miracle. Thank you for taking the time to read this.