Breaking My Lease, Making Rent.

As many of you may know already, on Sunday, November 19th, Vanessa Chambers passed away. The world lost a kind, caring, funny and bright human. She was arguably my best friend for the better part of the year of 2017, as well as my coworker and my roommate. Not only is there a giant hole in my heart, but theres a deafeningly silent vacancy in my home. I see her everywhere. 

With the help of our other good friend, Myriel, I talked with my leasing office and was told that there aren't any special clauses or exceptions for reducing the cost of the rent for our two bedroom apartment OR breaking my lease with a reduced fee. 
I am expected to give the complex a 60 day notice to vacate, and I am expected to pay full price for rent and our re-letting fee. 
At the time of my posting this, I have 8 days until rent is due. For the month of December I will owe $1,347.43. I will also be expected to pay January rent (which may be more or less depending on utilities) along with a re-letting fee of $1,082.90. 

I'm looking into the possibility of finding a loophole in my lease agreement, but I'm worried that may take some time and I barely make enough money to live comfortably with a little wiggle room and pay my half of the rent. 

As for work, I am using up the rest of the paid time off I have saved up. This may last another week, but after that the time that I take off will be unpaid. I have been approved for 30 days off of work while I make arrangements to move, transfer to a different Whole Foods, or move out of Austin altogether. 

I have a hard time asking others for anything, I try my hardest to be self-sufficient and independent. However, I cannot do this on my own. 
If you have anything to donate, anything at all, it would be extremely appreciated. No amount is too little. 

Thank you for your time and if you are unable to donate, please share this posting. 
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Jennifer Monaghan 
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Austin, TX
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