Help Me Get My Pets Back and Start Our New LIFE!

WHAT HAPPENED: Up until 6 weeks ago, I was living with my boyfriend of 10 years, my step-daughter, and my youngest son. I have a college degree, but due to my chronic pain and health issues, I have not been able to work outside the home for the past 5 years. Currently, I am building a freelance writing business, which is growing, but I need help right away.  I am working 7 days a week to build this business.

I found out some things that my now ex-boyfriend was keeping from me that threw our relationship into the "no going back" category. I called my mother and she came to get me and whatever would fit in her car. I had to leave behind my little dog Josie and my cat December (we are inseparable--I have had him for 10 years!) I was so shocked and devastated that I could not even breathe. It took me a month to stop crying every single day--sometimes every hour. 

Currently, I am staying in my mother's spare bedroom. So while I have a place to stay--I feel HOMELESS.

I am working my tail off. I started with nothing here--no car, minimal clothes and personal items, no savings, and a pile of debt. I can't fix it all fast enough, and I need to get my pets. To do that I need a place to stay where I can keep them. I bought a car for $400.00 It is beaten up, multi-colored, with a busted up windshield and no air conditioner--but it runs. At this point, I cannot afford to be picky.

I need to get out on my own--to heal my messed up life and devastated heart. But as a writer and creative spirit, I also need to chase my lifelong dream--to travel, to be out in nature, and to be closer to the coast--these things are like air to me. Being trapped in limbo--well, that is awful. Starting my life completely over at 47 years old is DIFFICULT, but I am strong and determined. 

I am a nature writer and poet who is working on several books. I am doing all I can--in spite of my physical disabilities--but there is something YOU can do to help me get a place of my own where my pets and I can start our lives over independently.  I am not looking for charity. But for those who believe in dreams, who might want to help someone take a step up. 


I have decided that the best thing for us is to buy a very small RV so I can focus on earning money to stay in long-term campsites until I can afford a place of my own. I need the money to purchase an inexpensive camper/RV and to pay for anything to make her road-ready.  

I have seen some used ones for about $5000.00.

I simply want to get an RV, get on the road to a better life--and WORK HARD to pay for my camping rentals, and for some pressing debt and credit repair issues so I can get an apartment or a home (eventually).

I am sure there will be other needs (furniture for the RV or a generator or service fees to get the RV ready to roll, etc. A camping chair hopefully. A solar charger for electronics. 



Covid has a lot of us reconsidering our lives. Thinking about what TRULY matters...and for me, for now, this is what I need, what I want, and WHAT I WILL DO.

I have enough money saved up for approximately one month of on the road living expenses and I have about half a month's expenses expected with my pending client orders. I do expect my business to grow--but I do not foresee it growing quickly enough for me to do what needs to be done within the next few months. If my living expenses are cheap and I am able to work--I will be ok. My pets will be ok. And eventually---WITH YOUR HELP--my life will be ok.

For the record--I am NOT afraid of working. With my physical issues, I often work random hours, or in my bathrobe with an icepack on my neck, or sitting and propped up on pillows. I take walks throughout the day--usually outside in nature--to keep limber, reduce pain, and clear my mind for working. I have a LOT of irons in the fire, so to speak regarding building up my income to get back on my feet--but right now, I NEED A BOOST.

I WILL do this. But by the grace of God and with YOUR help--I can get started!!!



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