I am in a rough spot this month. I was about to give up, but did the smart thing and called my brother. He talked some sense back into me, and I started a search on the internet for help. I came across this site. I had two jobs and lost one (with Amazon). I have no family except for my brother, and he’s got a child and is struggling to make ends meet. I am going to pursue job leads tomorrow, and do day labor if I need to. My problem is immediate with rent and various bills due in the next week. I have a roommate and my half of the rent is $850 (Denver is outrageous for apartment rent). My storage unit rent (which I am going to sell off to pay bills as soon as I pay the rent this month) is $110. Other various bills (food, power, etc) come to around $220 to get me to the mid point of this month (November). I am willing to accept anything that is offered. I will repay the money if you like, as long as I can make small payments until I get back on my feet. If you won’t accept repayment, I would like to keep in contact with you in some way, because I would like to pay it forward at some point on this site, as was done for me. I’d like to send you a message when I’m able to, so you know you’ve not only helped me, but I’ve helped someone else in repayment of your kindness.
For those that have read this far, thank you. I’d like to give you a quick list of my plans so this never happens again. First, I’m going to get my GED. I dropped out of high school my senior year because I lost my parents and needed to work. I’m tired of that holding me back, and I’m going to get my GED as soon as possible. Once I have that, there is a job hiring here (a manufacturing job) that pays very well and offers lots of overtime. The day after I finish the last GED test (it’s five parts, I believe, each one just under $40, so I’ll have to save a bit) I’m going to apply for the manufacturing job. I just want to have a solid single job that has benefits, pays well and is an established company. I’d like to help my brother with his daughter, and help myself by paying off old debt, as well.
I apologize for the long post. I wanted to give as much background as possible, though. I’m not even sure that this site is a real thing. I never expected this to even exist. I’d like to update the person helping me so that they know their money was not wasted. I was in tears just hours ago, but now realize that I have to get to work. Self pity will not help, neither will pride. I refuse to wallow in pity, and have gotten rid of my pride preventing me from asking for help.
I need help. Anything helps. I will pay it forward. Thanks for your time.
P.S. I’m not a computer wiz. I can send links to my rent page, and can take pictures of other bills on my phone and transfer it to my computer via USB, if anyone desires. I can figure those out, I’m pretty sure. **Edit** I found a rent card that I used to get (before I switched to just email bills). I posted it, and it’s similar to my current rent, even though it’s an older bill.