Trying to not get evicted

I hate having to do this but I have really run out of all other options. I avoid asking for money at all costs, I find it really humiliating and painful to the point where in the past I have slept on park benches and drank hot water for dinner before asking for handouts. I've tried to the furthest extent of my abilities to make it out of this crisis by myself but I've reached the point of intense desperation where I can't afford to have any pride anymore. I have never not been poor but recently I have been especially struggling to keep my head above water. The last 8 months have been a vicious never-ending cycle of my financial struggles fueling my depression and anxiety followed by my depression and anxiety exasperating my financial struggles. It's exhausting and eating me alive. It's caused me to develop super fun compulsory motor tics, in case you've noticed me twitching or shrugging or wriggling like I'm trying to get a spider off me and wondered what the hell is going on. I started a new job this week and have lined up a second one for SXSW so hopefully I will start earning a living wage soon but in the meantime I have estimated that I need at least a thousand dollars just to pay for my most immediate and vital needs: my rent, utilities, overdue car payment, therapy copay, groceries, gas, and medication for the next couple weeks. I avoided doing this for as long as I could but as much as I loathe to admit it, I'm scared and I need help. I feel ridiculously selfish and stupid typing this. I know that there are people who deserve this way more than me. I hate being a burden on my friends and family. I can't wait for the day when I can afford to pay back/forward the kindness that I am asking for now. I know many of my friends are not much better off than I am and can barely afford to feed themselves let alone me too. But if you have anything extra and can comfortably afford to spare anything, I would really and truly appreciate it more than I can express in words. Thank you friends, I love you, and I'm sorry.


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Angelina Martin 
Austin, TX
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