thank you in advance for any help you may choose to give.
Let me start by saying that this is an incredibly difficult thing to do. I am very much not comfortable with it, especially knowing that there are others out there that need more than I do and probably have a better reason.
I would also like to note that a factor in everything I write here is my struggle with mental illness including anxiety, depression, and PTSD related to losing my younger sister to a heroin overdose.
Having prefaced this, I am in a really rough place and am asking for your help.
Here are the details:
I have a significant amount of student loan and credit card debt that has piled up despite my efforts.
I am a teacher. I spend my life educating, but also caring for other people’s children.
I spend more than I can afford, if I’m absolutely honest with you and myself, on materials and resources for my students. I do not get reimbursed for this.
My salary is below the state average, though not below the poverty line.
I do not make more than my bills as of now, and I’m out of options.
My long term goals if I can get myself financially stable are to buy a house and get married. I am in a relationship and I cannot in good conscience get married to him before I am at least well on my way to being out of debt. This is not his burden.
If you find my story compelling, please donate anything you feel comfortable with. Know that it will go to making a good life and to helping the future of the world (I think this may be an ok place for being a little bit extra in descriptors).
Take care and best wishes. Thank you.