Meg's "I Have Hit Rock Bottom" Fund

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Raised by 65 people in 32 months
Meghan Quinn Arias  ATLANTA, GA
Hello everyone,

I have written and re-written words in this little box about seven times now. There is so much to say and yet, if I did, this would end up a novel's length.

I shall try and sum up.

The beginning of November I moved out of my house into a little 2 bedroom triplex apartment that I share with my brother in Kirkwood (an area of town in Atlanta).* I had a job working as a manager for a restaurant in the newly developed Ponce City Market and was plugging along trying to figure out how in the hell I had managed to screw my life up so badly. I was making do, though, going to therapy, working, loving on my kids, and taking things one day at a time.

On April 20th the GM of the restaurant sat me down and told me that they were letting me go.

I have been without a job for almost a month now. I have filed for unemployment but apparently do not qualify at this time? I have had interviews with several restaurants and am waiting to hear back on the outcomes. (A possible GM position for FIGO pasta is one I'm hoping to hear back on). I am working with two recruiters who are actively submitting my resumé to places around town. I have my 3rd interview with a restaurant opening in Sandy Springs called Tupelo Honey Cafe this Monday the 16th. I have another possible interview with The Iberian Pig in Decatur sometime next week.

In short, while I have been searching and applying for jobs, I have been making no money whatsoever. Thankfully due to the generosity of some of my closest friends and a bit of savings I have managed to make it this far.

Now I am coming to you to ask if you could help me. Even when I do get my next job, I am now so far behind on bills and rent is due at the beginning of June and I don't know how I am going to catch up.

I appreciate you taking the time to read this.

Lovesomely,

Meg

*The reason for this some of you know and some of you don't. If you have any questions please message me privately. It's not something I want to go into on a public page.
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Update 3
Posted by Meghan Quinn Arias
31 months ago
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So, since the last time I posted I have begun training with Figo but have yet to be paid because of the pay cycle. The money you guys raised allowed me to pay for all of May's bills and most of June's and I am so grateful.

A little over two weeks ago my car broke down. One day it was working fine and the next day it wouldn't start. Turned out that the fuel pump was broken and, in addition, the rear differential was falling apart and two of my tires were badly balding. The total repair bill is $2800. So far, I have been gifted or figured out $1565 of that total.

Then, this past Saturday, my Evelo electric bike was stolen. It was a gift from my husband and I am devastated. I have a lot of great memories of riding alongside him.

So, a lot is going on. I am choosing to remain positive. Yet again I am pushing through and making do. It would seem I hit rock bottom and then THAT fell through, too. If I don't stop soon I fear I might fall through to the Earth's core and burn up like a bug on a bug zapper. ;-)

Thanks for reading this far. You are all stars.

Lovesomely,

Meg

P.S. I recently wrote a piece for my website you can read here if you'd like:

http://meghanarias.com/writings/2016/6/18/50-that-i-do-not-have
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Update 2
Posted by Meghan Quinn Arias
32 months ago
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Okay my peoples!

On Monday I was sent an offer from the owner of Figo here in Atlanta to be the General Manager of the Decatur restaurant location. I have interviewed with him THREE times and every time was lovely. Sandro is a great guy!

So, beginning June 6th (I'm fairly positive) I will start working with Figo to familiarize myself with all the things that I need to know to do the things I need to do to make the Figo Decatur location KICK SERIOUS BADONKADONK.

I could not have done this without your help. Your financial gifts allowed me the opportunity to weigh my options carefully, provide for my boys, and even buy a pair of the trendiest non-slip shoes I could find*! I promise to pay this forward -- wholeheartedly. I wish for each and everyone of you the blessingest of blessings and the loveliest of lovely things.

All my love to all of you.

Lovesomely,

Meg

*Not very trendy at all, actually, but I far prefer not breaking things via falling instead of looking fetching. Well...for the most part. ;-)
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Update 1
Posted by Meghan Quinn Arias
32 months ago
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I made a little video on my laptop while waiting for my pizza to finish cooking. Baking. To finish getting not frozen.
Where I ramble and cars drive by...
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