First off thank you so much for taking the time to read my post. My name is Krista, I am 25years old and have been on the struggle bus for quite some time. My story starts off a 5years ago, I had a good job, made good money, and as young people do I fell for a guy that wasn’t good for me. I started having heart issues and blacking out on the job, which in turn caused me to lose that job. My boyfriend at the time ended up leaving partially due to not being able to provide for him and also because he had impregnated another. (A blessing I assure you) I ended up moving to a different state to restart my life. My wonderful Grandmother let me live with her, and I helped her around the house and was her primary caregiver through her hip replacement surgeries as well as other surgeries. She helped me get back on my feet to where I was able to get a minimum wage job and stay with her while i figure out what i wanted to do. I tried to go back to college, but working 50hrs a week, being a caregiver, and studied anatomy I failed. Looking back, I realized, like most young adults, I didnt know what I wanted to be when I grew up and I went for a degree that I knew would be financially beneficial in the long run. However, even though I wanted very much to succeed, I did not have the drive to fuel that passion. But I didn’t want to be a burden to my Grandma, so I attempted another semester (again failing) and work soon became my life. I moved up quickly, but even as an AGM I wasnt paid very well. Not enough to sustain myself on my own. I became depressed and I admit to making poor financial decision. I was looking for something to fill the desire within me so I traveled and spent money on things that I wanted without much thought. Growing up my family was poor, they still are to this day. We didn’t do the family vacations, goodwill was our back to school shopping and although I love my family, we were not able to do a lot of things other were able to. I wanted to experience the life others were able to have. I wanted to enjoy life and not feel the pressure of financial strain. Ironically, I now have that financial strain. I have come a long way in those 5 years, I work for a wonderful company and am able to pay for the roof over my head. I am not however able to get myself out of debt and this is where I am asking for help. I am living paycheck to paycheck with no room to save or pay off debt that I owe. I have collectors calling me daily and I am trying to keep myself above water. My friend has recently moved in with me as well to get out of an abusive relationship. She like me is struggling financially after having her car hit by a drunk driver last year and emotionally she is trying to repair herself. I am the main provider while she is getting back on her feet. I wanted to try and pay it forward even if it’s not much I can do.
These last couple years have been rough, and although I know I am not as deserving or as in need as some others, I could really use some help. I implore you to please give if you are able and even if you aren’t, I want to again thank you for taking the time to read over. This has been a little bit of a therapy session and for that alone it has been worth it.
With a final note, I will say I do wish that school would have taught me more about being an adult than geometric proofs.