I need some cash to pay my rent for a few weeks until I am secured in my new job.
I am living in London on my own and for the past few months I’ve been getting by on the income of few one-off jobs and temp work in establishments that have since closed down.
I just got a hired by some people after doing a trial shift and I’m about to do my first day of work for them but it will be a while before I get paid and I am just out of money. I am one week behind on my rent, and I don’t even have close to the full amount. I’ve had a lot of close calls but I’ve never gotten this close to being this helpless.
This is my first time in London as earlier this year I came to the bold decision of moving from my home country to start a new life. I have many skills and I find myself to be very resourceful and efficient but finding work is still especially difficult for me.
Even so, I’ve been doing alright so far and I am grateful for the experience so far. I really would like to make a life here. I want to work and I want to save up money to study Computer Sciences so that I am employed by a big company.
I believe technology is the future and that it can change the world. I also believe in the kindness of strangers on the internet. We are social beings, so I have some faith in taking this approach in order to achieve what I set out to do.
I don’t want to see this as just begging. I do think of this as a form of work. Taking the first step to asking others for help is difficult and it takes a bit of courage. You have to push away the anxieties and worries and just go for it.
It’s a chance I am taking and I am comfortable enough in my decision. If this succeeds or not, either way, I’m sure something will work out cause it always does.
As for the picture, I took this when I went for a walk some time ago. This is my first time experiencing Autumn and it will be my first time experiencing winter. It’s really cold already but I can’t wait till the snow falls.