Anyone that knows me knows that I am the absolute worst about asking for any sort of help. The past 3 years of my life have not been the easiest to get through. I lost a job I loved to move cities to a job I ended up hating and then losing. Now that I'm in a job I actually enjoy, I find my mistakes from the past 3 years catching up to me.
Sadly, those mistakes have had a negative impact on a dear friend of mine that has really kept me alive through all of this.
This is my friend, Christina (with her cat, Jefferson). She's a good person that has had some rough patches in her life too. The kind of rough patches that make it difficult to keep a roof over your head. I opened my home to her, but it has been difficult dealing with landlords and finding accommodations where she can qualify for occupancy. Sadly, I was forced to kick her out. The landlord wouldn't let me renew the lease with her on it. I have no savings to pay for a move or pet deposit for my dog. I'm behind on several bills too. If she didn't go, we'd both have to go. I had to decide in the no-win scenario.
Hence me swallowing my pride to hold out my hand. Your generosity will help me find a place where the both of us can live quietly and comfortably. While I'm in no position to be paying back money to anyone, I always find ways to repay gifts in-kind or pay-it-forward. I love volunteering and I try to help others in need wherever I am capable.
I don't deserve any help from anyone, but Christina sure does and helping me helps get her a permanent place to live.
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