Hello fellow humans,
I hope that everyone is well, and that all reading this are not suffering hardships or emotional distress at this time. As not everything is financial, of course. Often I think (incorrectly of course) that if I just had a huge bank account everything would be great. Wouldn’t that be perfect if it were so. However, money can certainly help make things easier, which can be critical at certain times in life.
A brief bit about me. I live in Chicago and have my own business as a personal assistant, working on individual situations as a professional problem solver. Generally my clientele are business people who have semi-retired, etc. and desire a certain amount of business assistance. Because of covid-19 my business is about 10% of what it had been a year ago. Since April 2020, I have curated a little online retail jewelry/vintage goods business, and continue to do ok with that, even working towards growing it to a website.
This past year has brought about a huge transition for so many people. Last March, my boyfriend who had lived alone moved in with my daughter and myself. He was halfway through his first year in law school when things went on lockdown, and he found he needed support and vice versa. So that was fine, and we all adjusted quite well, given the circumstances. Mike had lost his job in banking in 2019 and decided to go to law school. So now I had two full time students living with me. Little did I know that flash forward to the end of summer, and my teenage daughter had a childhood friend who needed someplace to live. So as of September 2020 I have taken in another teenager, and have 3 full-time students at home. Eating and consuming energy. I had also been fostering elderly dogs at the beginning of the pandemic, and eventually fell in love with one and adopted her. So now I have three fur kids, two human kids, and adult man kid. We are a full house of awesomeness, studying, animal joy and love.
Everything is temporary, and this too shall pass. And next year everyone will graduate!! Something to look forward to for sure. Till then, I’ll be hustling and doing everything I can to keep everyone going and strong. If any of this touches you, and if you find it in your heart to toss a few bucks here and there for the excessive electricity bills, gas, the all-important Wi-Fi, food…. Just a little extra for life in general, to keep things going and help prop me up a bit through my moment of struggle, would be more than generous and kind. The kids and animals would be grateful, and we are all thankful to be as healthy and blessed as we all are.