I don’t really know where to start, so I’ll just start by introducing myself. My name is Sandra. I am from California… born and raised, and I am writing this request today because I do not know what else to do. Growing up and still to this day my family has always struggled with money (which a lot of people do). I’ve always accepted that once I became an adult, that would be the same for me. After years of struggling to find a job… I finally did and have been working steadily for 2 and a half years.
Although I love my job and the people that I work with… it is not my passion. For a long time I didn’t know what I wanted to do as far as a career. After some time I have finally figured out who I am and what I want to do with my life. I have one passion in this world and it is to spend my life caring for animals and their well-being. It literally fills my thoughts on a daily basis… that is how passionate I am about it. So I decided on a career path… a career in the veterinary field. I found a school with a great veterinary assistant program super close to my job which is perfect because if I went to that school two of my work days would sort of overlap with two of my school days so I would basically only have about an hour to get to work after class.
The only problem is, is tuition is $16,000 and I definitely don’t have that kind of money. I definitely do not want to take out a student loan because it was a nightmare paying off the one I took out years ago and I don’t want that again. I have been thinking about this every day and I don’t know what to do. Being so close to what I want but not being able to reach it because of money has been making me depressed. I have begun to feel so lost and angry. I don’t want to give up because this is my dream and there is something in me that just won’t let me give up.
So I started googling to see all of my options when I saw this website mentioned in an article that I was reading. I thought to myself “this is interesting” I didn’t know this existed. I mean I know about gofundme and other similar platforms, but I never knew something like this existed. Now I can see my dream come back into focus… a way to reach my goal, to start living my passion. In conclusion, I just want to say thank you for taking time out of your day to read this.