(edit: absolutely overwhelmed with the amount given so far, didnt know what to put the goal at first cause I wasnt expecting much to be given. Thank you all so much! qq)
Setting this up as a way for those who have expressed interested in helping can do so. Please do not feel any need or pressure and I honestly hate asking for help.
Background story if you don't already know: (Sorry, i'm bad with words and expressing myself )
I work freelance and use my camera for everything I do that makes most of my income atm, photography, blogging, and patreon etc.
Last night my camera gear (camera body, lenses, batteries /chargers, camera bag) along with multiple cosplays and themed creative outfits etc I had been piecing together over a long period of time /clothes and products I needed to shoot for companies where stolen from my trunk.
I live in AZ but am visiting San Diego atm. I planned this trip in advance and brought everything I needed to make it a successful work trip. It was my main focus to kick butt and bust out a lot of content and shoots while I was here and spend time creating. My car was loaded with everything I needed. While these items (camera aside) may not be of value to others they were items that were necessary for me to do my job and make a living.
I've never been in a position like this before.. and feel bad asking for or having others think i'm expecting help in this situation but ANYTHING and Everything really does help to get me back on my feed a little sooner so I can still do my work and not fall behind.
Thank you all so much for reaching out and talking in general to me through this situation. It means everything. I was a mess this morning.
I know everything will be fine and everything could've been much worse. Im glad i'm okay and my car is okay. While finances can be stressful its not the end of the world.