Hi, so my name is Jordan and I’m a college student in Gainesville Fl. I’m going into my third year of school and I’ve fallen on some pretty hard times. I’m putting myself through school right now because my family can’t afford to assist me, so I’ve used government aid and federal loans to get by. For a while things worked out I was not having trouble in school I had a steady job and was working towards the goals I set for myself, but as with life things got challenging. My father got cancer and my mom became the sole breadwinner so they could help me even less than they could before. I bought a car and actually moved to Gainesville in early 2018 but the job I had at the time proved to be too insufficient to take care of all of my new expenses, my car died on me and I was back to taking the bus and relying on friends for rides. I started having trouble finding work and holding on to a job as a full time student with no other financial support. I eventually got a good job at a hospital in late summer but the combined schedule of school and this new job was beyond what I could bear and I failed classes for the first time and had to quit the job just to preserve my mental health. That was in December and since then I’ve had so much trouble with finding a job that pays enough to satisfy my rent and groceries while also attending school. I started going to therapy and that’s helped my mental health immensely, and helped me get back on track. Despite that opportunities haven’t worked put how I thought they would and I have had to take a break from school just to be able to find a job so I can afford to go back to school, it’s a vicious cycle, I’ve had to really depend on my friends and amazing roommates for financial help, they’ve really carried me through this hard time, but they can only help so much for so long. I got a new job in September and it’s a great job, I’m really happy with it and I feel like I can properly balance it with my school. But I still need help, rent needs to be paid and I need money to afford to go back to school so I can finish my education. I have a really hard time accepting my situation because I’ve been so self sufficient for so long but I’ve learned it’s okay to ask for help when you really need it and to not be ashamed of it. So please help if you can, and thank you.
P.s. I’m not really sure what to pic for the picture I don’t really have a photo that encompasses my situation so here’s a photo of me cuz this situation is my whole life really.