Thank you for coming to read my story. I just graduated with my Bachelor’s degree in Spanish Literature and Culture, and I’m having a difficult time landing a job. I know that’s a story you always hear from recent grads, but living at home until I find something is not an option. My parents do not want me living in their house, and I do not want to live there since they have been emotionally and physically abusive to me since I was very young. So I moved away to a different state after graduation to live with my significant other. They already had an apartment and were more than willing to let me live with them. However, I can’t afford to pay rent.
My last year of college was rough. I have suffered from severe depression for about 10 years, and it became worse than it’s ever been during my last semester. I couldn’t work because no job was willing to schedule me around my class times, so to pay for my medications, food, textbooks, and rent, I had to burn through my savings. In order to make ends meet, I had to put everything on my two credit cards. Now I have $5000 in credit card debt. I’ve been able to shave a little off here and there by doing DoorDash and Postmates, but as soon as I pay a bit off, I have to pay for my medications again.
I have applied to over 200 jobs in the past month and of the four I’ve heard back from, I’ve been rejected by them all. I’m working very hard to apply to any job that would potentially take me, but as a recent college grad, I don’t have enough experience for a 9-5 job, and I have too much experience for any retail or food service job. So, I’m left here waiting. Thankfully my partner is very understanding and isn’t currently asking for rent from me, but that feels so wrong. I want to pay them for rent each month. They deserve that. But if I ever want to improve my credit, I won’t be able to pay them for quite some time.
Thank you so much for reading this far. I appreciate you taking the time to look at my story, and I especially appreciate you considering helping me. I’m asking for $5,000 to erase my credit card debt and my rent is $559 per month. So far, I only owe my partner one month’s worth of rent, but I know I won’t be able to pay for next month’s either. In total, I’m asking for $6,118.
I will have a link to my PayPal below, and I’ve also attached a picture of my sweet cat who makes even the worst days better, and I’m so glad I have him.