Greetings. My name is Wes, and I’ve been struggling for quite a few years now; with housing, debt, and disabilities.
Between credit, medications, and student loans, I’ve accumulated about $10,000 in debt. Anytime I attempt to pay something off, I end up back in the hole, due to emergencies and general basic necessities; as well as currently having others to support.
I’ve spent most of my life taking care of others, so it has come to a time now, where I’m praying to the universe for [this one time] other peoples’ assistance. I’ve been encouraged for quite a few years now to reach out to crowdfunding resources, but am just now taking the plunge out of desperation. I’m placing my pride aside at the moment, and hoping for the best.
I’m currently displaced, housing wise; and am waiting to get into a homelessness/ transitional housing program. It lasts for up to a year and a half. I’ve applied to MANY complexes under the low income housing resources, and have been waiting for about three years now, to no avail. I also don’t make enough to meet certain places’ requirements.
I have researched everything under the sun that I possibly could, and keep hitting a brick wall.
To be able to pay off my debt, would be a true godsend at this point. It would at least boost my credit score and be one less thing hovering over me, to agonize about. I have a part time job. However, the money goes right back into transportation services; and it pays very little. Although, it is the first job that’s ever felt “doable” and has honestly become the most comforting thing to exist in my life in this moment.
I have disabilities (mental and neurological) which prevent me from seeking a variation of employment, a driver’s license, and schooling opportunities. Though I do plan to become a notary in the future.
A few of my medical complications include schizoaffective disorder and narcolepsy. I often feel depleted, in pain, and exhausted. I’ve gone through at least 15 jobs.
I by no means intend to use this money as a crutch; just as a sort of “start-up” to a better and more stable life.
After the pressure of this debt is lifted, some of my funds will be able to go towards self employment expenses. Having the expenses for what I need, will then push me towards stable money, saving, and independence.
I’m an artist, as well as a pet sitter. I aim to venture out past painting, into jewelry making, photography (as I’ve done in the past, though not for profit as I need to learn more), sculpture, clothing modifications, greeting cards, customized items such as shirts and mugs, and pet portraits.
If anyone would like to fund this entrepreneurship and/or the supplies needed (including, but not limited to paints, brushes, a tablet, a printer, a laptop [or a two in one laptop tablet], paint markers, a sewing machine, a camera, a Cricut machine, etc.) that would also be greatly appreciated.
I would estimate all of this (including my debt) to be about $12,000.
If I am able to receive this, or even a fraction of it, I can start putting the pieces of my life back together. I’ve gone through many major depressive episodes in the past, lasting up to a year or so.
Things have looked a bit brighter lately, getting back into art and creativity. It is a passion I thought that I lost long ago. So that is at least a positive, for it to have turned a corner. I try to hold onto anything that keeps me going through the day.
I intend to write a book at some point as well. It will be mostly photography and poetry; in addition to short stories and personal entries documenting my life experience.
If some of these “goals” seem scattered, believe me, I’ve put much thought and research into them. I have notes up to my eyeballs at this point, and just need a chance at success.
Again, I have no desire to “waste” this opportunity; nor do I want to be back in this sort of situation ever again. It has been a long and winding journey of ups and downs. I aim for contentment in life, and to be able to start fresh.
I strive for the life that I desire and I am certain that if I am able to acquire the necessary funds, I can make it out of this painful rut.
Anything would be greatly appreciated, and if this happens to not work out, I still wish the absolute best for everyone on this platform and beyond.
Sending love and grace to the community, as well as the friendliest regards.
Thank you in advance for anything you have to offer; and for taking the time to read my story.
My Cashapp is $aerilynart