I recently lost my home and most of my belongings.
My ex boyfriend of almost 5 years was also my business partner. Shortly after we moved in together he wanted to start a Solar Business. He knew I obsessively studied business and personal development and could use me to help him with the business. I did really good as his business strategist, life coach (until he could afford another one), and assistant until I developed some problems with my brain and temporarily couldn’t work anymore. I have to be on a special diet and take a ton of supplements because my body doesn’t convert nutrients as well as other people- which I didn’t know about myself until it was too late and my nutrient levels had begun to effect my brain.
It got so bad that over half of my needed nutrient levels were deficient when I finally caught it and got myself checked because I couldn’t think very well at all and had no energy, for months. Also, my voice was super hoarse and would not come back for those months as well. It just kept getting worse until one day I tried to recite the ABC’s and couldn’t; after that I caved and finally went to see a doctor. When I saw a doctor, he informed me that I was having neurotransmitter problems because they were weakening and dying off due to my nutrient deficientcies not being able to supply my brain the nutrients it needed to constantly regenerate cells and function optimally.
I was advised not to work and to stay away from stress at all cost, as well as to follow a strict nutrient dense diet. It was frustrating being told I had to wait for my brain to regenerate because I was absolutely miserable straining just to think and struggling to do basic tasks. I should of felt supported because I had my ex for support but he instead neglected me to focus on his now extremely successful business. He would grind from the moment he woke up to the moment he went to sleep and allowed me to rot as I struggled just to get out of bed.
This July I reconnected with a family member after being disowned by my family after high-school for going straight into entrepreneurship instead of going to college. I did my best to explain to her what was wrong with me (my cognition was so bad that I was having a hard time constructing sentences and thinking in a clear way) she took the little of savings she had and came to get me. We told my boyfriend at the time I just needed to be nursed back to health for 2-3 months and then I could come back. And three days after I got to my grandmas, my ex took advantage of the fact my grandmother and I didnt have enough money or space to come back to California right away and sold the house we were living in, moved to Hawaii where his parents are, got into another relationship immediately, and left me with nothing but what I had in my suitcases when my grandma came to get me. He knew I wasn’t in a position to do anything about it because that’s how weak I was and my grandmother didn’t have the money or proper space with work to help me.
She has done everything she can to help me get healthy again even though we struggle with affording food and stuff. She’s had to sacrifice some things to help me be able to eat healthy and get the supplements I need. I’m feeling healthy enough to try and rebuild my life. I want to do everything I can to create the best future I can and be able to take care of my grandma. I have a ton of debt (I found out the hard way my ex boyfriend used me to money launder for his businesses. I used to trust him with all our finances and passwords. Because he was the CEO of the business I helped him build he was also my employer and it was really easy to send me money and it automatically registers as income I made- so after my health problems he started using me to pay for things and I thought nothing of it because I was checked out and barely paying attention. I’m talking office spaces to expand for his company, furniture, coinbase deposits etc. and now I owe $14k in taxes.)
Now that I’m feeling healthier and strong enough to do work that the state of my health can handle, I need to do my best to come up with as much money as possible to help me restart. I don’t have a car, and I’m in a horrible area in tacoma WA where there are no sidewalks, there are shootings and crime all the time, and drug addicts roam around everywhere. I need to do what I can to get my grandmother out of here, clear my debt, and rebuild my life starting over.
Please donate to me. I’ll use it to get a used car so I can commute to a different area for work. If I am donated enough money my dream right now is to instead get a long term stay at an airbnb in an area I know I can walk everywhere I need and has a high demand for hair braiders. I’m really good at hair braiding and would have went into business braiding hair if I didn’t choose to work on my ex’s business instead. It’s a super solid business strategy for me because it’s really easy on my brain and I can be confident about my well being while doing the work. When I lived in the area I know is good for me to go and braid hair from I would do my own hair and get asked if I could do others hair everywhere I went. I also know of a popular app that people I’ve known in the past use (style seat) that will get me clients just by listing myself as a stylist on the app and setting my booking times. I would go down there and pass out business cards during the times I didn’t have clients and use what I’ve learned in social media marketing and branding to my advantage on social media.
Somehow I can make a better future, I just need some help.
P.S. sorry if my explanation reflects the difficulty I have communicating still. The photo is an example of my braids. The area I want to go to is full of a bunch influencers and creative expressive people who will love my passion for creating different themes and color pallets with my braids. I can also do clean natural colors if desired, and the area is full of entrepreneurs and professionals who like to pay to keep their hair done.
I’m hoping you see something worth investing into for me. <3 I’m super hopeful I can manifest this.