So as some of you may know, I have been without a vehicle/DL since the start of 2017. Since then, I've managed to move to an area where owning a car hasn't been an absolute necessity and I've managed to get by via bicycle/walking and Uber/Lyft rides. As you can imagine, this has really limited my ability to freely travel much further than about a 3-mile radius from home. (not to mention, the usual hot and humid Florida weather makes it so that I typically need to be dressed to sweat which is no fun and pretty inconvenient especially when going to work.)
So for the past 3 years I've been able to make enough money to cover my rent, food, bills, etc. but I still have not been able to save any money to put towards recovering my driving privilege and getting myself a new set of wheels. Many times I've felt like adventuring, taking a day trip, going anywhere across town for fun or for work or to go spend time with family and I've had to accept that I just can't. It's been frustrating.
Now with the COVID-19 pandemic, my work life has been impacted, money is even tighter than it was and I'm just not seeing myself being able to get back on the road anytime soon. I feel like it's time to change that and I think that at this point I'm really going to need some help. I've calculated the minimum that I would need to cover my fines, fees and some cash to put towards a vehicle/insurance and that is my goal.
This world is too great for me to be stuck in one small area for much longer. Help me regain some of my freedom and I will be eternally grateful. Please and thank you!
- DANEYA MITCHELL
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