Hey everyone reading this. I came across this site in a panicked, last resort type of measure.
Starting the Fall of 2020, things fell apart…due to Covid 19 interruptions in my work (with no pay), reduced hours, weeks without work….my roomate moving out. Things kept piling up and piling up. I could not keep my head above water…
I kept going, cutting this bill or that to keep from drowning. I was barely making it. Then my car went and I had to pay for that cost.
50 days ago I lost my job due to a Covid outbreak at my workplace. It was contained in one of our 4 buildings and no staff were affected, however due to this 3/4 of our students were suspended from training and I was laid off due to shortage of work.
In addition, due to complications that were resolvable with my landlord left me getting out of my unit as soon as possible. I did not skip rent however I did not get my damage deposit back as I did leave a month earlier than I had originally told him, this decision was based off needing the money for paying some of my bills in order to keep the important ones active. So the security deposit went towards my December rent. Some I was able to reduce or get rid of entirely (Netflix, quit going out and spending money on non essential items etc). I was/am managing as best I can.
I ended up staying with a friend for almost 2mths…but due to the toxic environment it was and my sobriety being at risk. And in addition to being on 50% of my income now I wasn’t able to afford to even stay there.
I am currently living on the floor of my mother’s tiny one bedroom apartment…I do have a roof over my head however my well being is being affected due to my difficult relationship with my mother…it doesn’t help the house must be kept at 82° daily….arguments about everything. My mother requires care and originally we were going to move out together so I could better care for her but I found a 1 bedroom unit in her building that I am hopeful I can move into and have been approved however I could really use a break on the first month & Security Deposit. Both are $800, total of $1600 required.
Having an angel or a couple help me out with this would be the ultimate gift, and I could finally quit living out of a suitcase and have my own space again.
I have been able to make alot of cuts to my bills, and reduce ALOT, but living off off employment insurance (which is 55% of original wage) is just putting me further and further behind. I fear my next steps will be living in my car.
I am not one to ask for help like this, but I just dont know what to do anymore.
I would like to thank those that have read this, and taken the time, and considered my request. I wish you the best in your adventures and again, thank you for reading my request.
Here is my paypal link…..