Hello everyone, my name is Kerri Jones, and my life is going downhill. About a week ago, I became single and started living on my own for the first time ever. Along with dealing with loneliness and depression, one of my cats became ill. I wasn’t surprised; we adopted him at 12 years old from a gross little shelter, he caught a bug from another cat. The vet gave me some medicine to give him, and the bill came to $130. Just the other day, my car battery died. I have no money to fix it, so I am unable to go to work until I get my paycheck. Sadly, my paycheck has to go towards rent and utilities at the beginning of next month. So, I am recently single, have a sick cat with a big bill, and no car. I should also mention that I am enrolled full-time in an online college, I work full-time overnight, and I do Doordash and Uber Eats with any free time I have. We just barely made the bills every month, and that was WITH a second income. I have no clue what I am going to do without that support and moving is not an option as my lease is not up until September. I have no family on this side of the country I can live with, and the family that I do have is all filled up with residents. So, in total, I have to pay for a $130 vet bill, a $140 car battery, and over $1500 in rent and other expenses (car insurance, electricity, heat, monthly car bill). I also have a small amount of student debt from a college I previously attended. I currently still owe $935 to this institution, and I have been paying this bill for two years now. I only stayed on campus for a little under a month, but the price went all the way up to $2,186.70. I got a new-used car, and it costs $7,155.54. So, overall, I have $9,960.54 of expenses that are weighing me down. I can barely afford to own a car, but I cannot get to work without one. Not to mention the future loans for the college I am currently attending. I feel insane amounts of guilt at this time in my life. My mother has been sending me what she can, but she has expenses of her own. She is finally able to get the repairs on her home that she desperately needs, she needs a new car really badly. I am just causing her a huge burden by being absolutely helpless. I am not going to lie; every time I start to think about all of my expenses, I go into a very dark place. I start to wonder if there is even a point to all of this. Why should I have to spend my life struggling to make ends meet, and be constantly stressed and scared the whole time? When will life get better for me, how long do I have to wait? Is it even worth the wait? These kinds of thoughts run through my head when I think about all of my finances. They say money doesn’t buy happiness, but having $10,000 would wipe away all of my problems, and I would be elated. Thank you for reading and listening to my story, have a wonderful day! I have attached a picture of my cat (the orange one), his medicine, a screenshot of the battery my car needs, a picture of my car expenses, and a picture of my student loan amount.