Last summer I resigned from my job in DC and moved back to VA to launch my business and be closer to family. The primary catalyst for this move was my father’s health. Prior to making this decision, I prayed, analyzed the pros and cons, and prayed some more. Ultimately, I felt that this move was the right thing to do. And, at first, it was going well. But then everything dried up and I soon realized that I’d grossly miscalculated how far the lump sum I had would go with new responsibilities. As a result, I found myself struggling and facing eviction from the apartment I’d only been in for a couple of months. I was broke and in a really bad space because I thought this move was what God had led me to do.
To generate income while still building my business and helping with my family, I applied to be a substitute teacher. I was subsequently offered a full-time teaching position. However, by this time I was already way behind in everything. Ultimately, I had to file for bankruptcy in November. By doing this, I was hoping for a fresh start; but things just continued in a spiral downward and I am now finding myself in another financial hole. More specifically, I am presently facing eviction proceedings (again) and in dire need of financial assistance. I’ve racked my brain trying to figure out how I arrived here and I haven’t been able to pinpoint the exact cause(s).
With all that’s transpired over the past year, it’s been tempting to chalk things up to this move being the wrong decision. However, when I reflect on my decision making process and, most importantly, the main reason for moving back (family), that resolve seems incorrect and a part of me believes this season has been one of righteous affliction. I also believe that God is using this season to prune and refine me–especially in the areas of faith, discipline, and pride.
The latter of these is, perhaps, the most difficult and perhaps even a contributing factor to my current lot. Moreover, while I know that God is a provider, I have come to recognize that sometimes that provision comes in ways we least expect and/or is attached to doing something different or uncomfortable. With that being said, if you are able to assist me, I would be most appreciative.
To stop the court proceedings, I am in need of $2500. The amount I am requesting is $5000 in order to pay August’s rent, take care of some outstanding bills, and have funds to tie me over until the first pay period of the school year (September 6, 2019). Your kind consideration of this request would be greatly appreciated.