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every piece of media i consume will now be compared to this as a standard of excellence
A fund to help cover the cost of my most recent in a series of disastrous events this past year. I am a fully capable 26 year old woman. I would like to consider myself intelligent, motivated and empowered. I am an active member of a thriving performance community and a hard worker. I am not one to ask for charity or hand outs - many people that know me will tell you I prefer to do things on my own terms, my own way without asking for assistance. Until now. This last year I have faced many struggles that have placed me in some dire financial circumstances. The main financial distress began when my partner of 3 years was let go from his job of 5 years due to a technicality. We battened down the hatches and cut back drastically to survive on my not terrible (but not good) income. Almost immediately upon his securing and starting a new position, I was let go from my job of 2 years over a dispute with an abusive guest - he called me a moron and I disagreed. The combination of these events, along with the struggle to make student loan recovery payments, car payments, pay increasingly rising utility bills, feed ourselves and our pets caused us to get significantly behind on rent to the point of eviction. After some very hard work, we were able to come up with the owed portion to save our apartment and are currently able to remain tenants in our building. So crisis averted, right? Nope. I purchased an older solid car in august of this year for relatively cheap from a Friend’s father (the previous year having purchased a vehicle as an investment, which I am still paying off, with a bad timing belt that totaled the engine within 3 months of purchase). Last night, December 7th 2013, a drunk driver totaled this current vehicle. My car was parked at the front of a street-facing parking lot at a local bar where I was assisting with a show. A green SUV came sliding down the road in front of the venue while I watched in horror, jumped the curb, plowed through a fence and crumpled the front end of my vehicle like a tin can. The next 10 minutes were a blur of the two men trying to escape, pulling a gun on those who were foolish enough to try to stop them, screaming, yelling and finally them successfully getting away from the scene. The cops were called, everything was documented. Due to my on-going financial distress, I do not currently have insurance on this vehicle. I drove the vehicle sparingly because of this fact. The vehicle was purchased right around the time my partner lost his job and I had been preparing to insure it at the end of the month due to what I thought was a return to some semblance of financial stability. The long and short is this: I am broke. I do not have resources for emergency financial support, nor do I currently have a job that will support a recovery from this event. I am hoping to raise enough money to cover the remaining car payments for the destroyed vehicle, a new one at the same cost and a years worth of insurance. At this point, I can’t even pay for a tow. As I said at the start, I am a fully functioning adult. I take full responsibility for my actions and believe that life is all about choices. I am struggling to find a foothold in this current economy, as are many, and unfortunately this last year has taken just about every penny that I have on multiple occasions. Asking for help is difficult for me, but after a year of job losses, constant threats of eviction, shut off notices, defaulting student loans, death of pets and extreme financial duress - I am left with no other option but to ask for the charity of others. Anything helps.
Hi Tumblr. If you’re feeling generous, please help - anything helps and a little goes a long way! If 300 people give me just $10 I can hit my goal!
The Craft (1996)
having anxiety and depression is like being scared and tired at the same time. it’s the fear of failure but no urge to be productive, and it’s wanting friends while hating socializing. it’s like running a marathon with the willpower of a corpse because you want to get to the end but you also want to sleep and evaporate into the soil and become compost for snails and flowers because then at least you’re useful