My name is Tiffany and I’m 20 years old working full time as a shift supervisor at Starbucks. My boyfriend of 4 ½ years and I live in a bedroom at my fathers house and our cats have to stay in the room as well. We are trying to get an apartment that is in our budget but we can only get it by the end of August or we will have to wait till the beginning of the year. We can’t wait that long because my father is trying to get us out of the house. My brother and sister also live here and my brothers room is the living room and my sisters room is technically a storage room. My sister is a hoarder and she also can’t control her bodily functions, so oftentimes she will urinate on herself in her clothes and she wears diapers sometimes. She does not clean up after herself when these things happen and her room reeks of stale urination and she just has an odor and will not do anything about helping herself. My haunts boyfriend is helping us get this apartment but we need another $2,000 before we can and we still have a couple bills to pay this month. If we don’t have it we will fall short on the deposit and we will not be able to get the apartment.
This year has been rough (for everyone) and my boyfriend and I have had months of no work because of confirmed cases of covid-19 at our work. My boyfriend is very loving and supporting and he knows he gets paid more than I do so he’s understanding that it’s harder for me to save money. He is so nice and I would feel terrible if I would not be able to come up with my part of the deposit. I need to have about $3,500 to move in and I only have $1,700. I know this is a lot to ask for but I need help and I’m no longer afraid of asking for help. I used to be so afraid of seeming stupid to ask for help. How silly of me. I’m trying to better my mental and physical health and I feel like getting away from my family would definitely help this. I’m the youngest of my parents 4 kids and I feel like I have the most responsibility put on me by my family and it’s very stressful. They basically put me in charge of my older sister whom I mentioned before. I’m not a babysitter and I don’t get paid to do everything I do for her. I’m just trying to get out and away from my family.
Thank you for taking the time to read this.