My name is Michaela and I am 19 years old. Currently I am in my second year of community college and I live in my two bedroom apartment with my two siblings, my mom, and our 3 cats. Where we are living currently is great, but we are having issues with the rent. So let me explain how we got here.
My mother worked at the same old security guard company for over 10 years, not making much while she was there, but suddenly had to quit. She didn’t have any money saved for rent which is the most frustrating thing in the world! She most definitely depends on my sister and I when it comes to money. Due to her being irresponsible, the rest of us are paying for it by constantly giving her our hard earned money, just for it to not end up anywhere it is supposed to. We are now $2,000 behind on rent and on the edge of being homeless, which we have been before and something I don’t want to be again.
I just started my second year at community college and working as hard as possible to get my life path in the right direction, which seems impossible at 19. I’m doing my best and constantly on the go trying to figure things out. I currently do not have a car, cannot apply for financial aid because my mother hasn’t done her taxes needed, on the verge of being homeless, and praying for a miracle honestly. I currently am applying for a second job and hoping it turns out okay. I know doing school full time, working two jobs, and taking the bus everywhere I go is going to drain me,but anything I need to do to get in the right direction will be worth it.it
which is why I need your help, hopefully while reading this you understand my constant struggle and just know anything is helpful. I thank you all for reading.