I am asking for help so that I can pay my bills and buy groceries. In 2019 I got divorced, had 3 immediate family members pass away (all at different times & all suddenly without warning), and when I thought nothing else could get worse – Christmas time and I have no job. I have a son in college, who I keep having to tell “it will be okay” as I worry for the both of us. I don’t live lavishly at all since the divorce. I’ve moved in an apartment, which isn’t a home and looks more like a storage facility, but the rent is more than what my mortgage used to be. I also have my sons rent at college to maintain as well. I have a small tv but no cable or anything, so it’s a decoration in the living room basically. I have internet, because I have to hunt for jobs!!! Then there’s the electric bill, water, sewer, and phone (so hopefully I will get a call about a job). Lately, I feel like I’m wading in an ocean about to be overtaken by a storm. My accounts are drained, so there’s nothing to squeeze out there. I’ve never been this desperate in my life. I am a smart woman, so I thought finding a job would be much easier than it has turned out to be. My picture I included was all of the job applications I put out there this weekend. Applying for jobs is also a full-time process too, with the same redundant questions over and over because they don’t want to just look at your attached resume. You have to copy and paste all that information back into their format.
In the meantime, I teach free yoga classes at a local church for those students who cannot afford to go to a traditional studio class. Those individuals have kept my spirits up and brought joy to my heart even in these troubling times. I love seeing them progress in their poses and make physical healthy changes to their bodies. It really makes me proud to be a yoga teacher and that kind of profound effect on someone. I’ve gotten more students now that come on a regular basis and need more equipment to supply them to use in class (other than a beach towel) – but that will have to be on hold until I have money to do so. I plan on that being my “paying it forward” deed once I’m not in the red and have a job. I want my first paycheck to be able to help those individuals out in whatever way they need also.
I am not the kind of person to ask anyone for help either, so this type of request is way out of my zone. But I thought about how much my yoga teaching does for me, and I know there are wealthy individuals out there that give money away because it gives them the same joy in their heart as well.
If you cannot donate but have a remote/virtual job that I’d be qualified for, I’d like that also. I’ve got a BA in Business Management and have worked in legal compliance for the health industry for 12 years. Before that I was a paralegal. I pray several times a day to bring some kind of sunshine in my life so I know that it is going to get better.
Any donation that you can spare can be sent to: paypal.me/BeachesandSunshine