I am a working artist (selling artwork at comic cons and doing commissions) with a part time job on top of that. My girlfriend works full time with a side job. We have 2 cats and are days away from being evicted.
I have been struggling with depression for a while now and feel that my situation has hit an all time low. I’m very scared for the future and don’t really know how I will ever get out of this hole. Me and my girlfriend have been working very hard and making our best efforts, trying to get through this together. Yet lately things seem to be turned against our favor. The rent keeps going up, we have been having medical and vehicle problems, and despite my best efforts our income has stayed the same. Our home town is growing rapidly and living wages have skyrocketed in the last year. Don’t get me wrong, We are usually not the kind of people to blame our situation on everything else. We have goals set for our future, and a plan set in place. Currently though, we feel trapped. We donate plasma, have been selling our stuff, basically anything to make some extra cash. We have been struggling lately to stay on top of having enough money for basic needs. I have had quite a few medical bills come up and her car has broken down three separate times (right now it needs a new starter), this year has been tough. Currently we are overdrawn and on the brink of being unable to pay rent let alone purchase food. Many of our bills from last month have gone unpaid. Our bank recommended we apply for a personal loan and then promptly declined it. We don’t have anyone to turn to for money to help get us back on track. We’re very afraid of the situation we thought we could rally through and get everything taken care of so that we wouldn’t have to ask, but this is our last resort. Our constant hope is that we can just be contributing members of society. Lately we are having a hard time just taking care of ourselves. We will do everything in our power to pay it forward when we can. If anyone out there is kind enough to hear our story and help us thank you so much in advance!
Any amount of donation would be greatly appreciated of course, but we are in the hole by $1,750. That would set us even and on track for next month. Thanks again.