Peter's Predicament

Peter’s Predicament

Back in 2012 is when I started school as a full-time student.  I was working at Target at the time.  But, I was only working an average of 28 hours a week at not much more than CT’s minimum wage.  All throughout my adult working life, I have ALWAYS been good at juggling my finances, a trait I inherited from my mother.  But there is just so much juggling I was able to do with so little money.  In order to keep myself from drowning financially, I had to resort to partially paying utility bills each month.  But eventually that just kept me further behind.  During school and work I did look for better jobs but no matter how well constructed my resumes and cover letters were constructed I was never lucky in finding better employment.  I recently lost my job at Target and was not eligible for unemployment.  With the help of a local job search organization, New Haven Works, plus a variety of job related search engines, I have aggressively been looking for work.  From the insistence of others, I have also taken to looking for working for the old fashion way, on foot.  I have applications all over the place and yet no interviews as yet. 

I am currently several months behind on rent and about $500 behind on my cumulative utility bills. 

Not only has my financial situation suffered, but so has my health.  I am already a nervous person, but recently my anxiety has lead now lead to me developing Resting Tremors which manifests itself through my hand constantly shaking (I thank God it isn’t Parkinson’s).  Not a pretty sight.  I’ve become so accustomed to it that friends and family notice it more than I do.  Because of Propanolol, the tremors have subsided greatly.   

 I consider myself to be an independent, self-reliant, resourceful, person.  So, having to ask for outside help isn’t something I am exactly proud of but I am at my wits end and have no other choice.  I can only imagine the kind of negative texts I would receive if I were to download the Sarahah app.  But I am already in a very vulnerable state as it is and I am not masochistic enough to welcome negative comments.

I hope you can help me reach my goal so that I can at least catch up on my rent and put me and my landlords mind at ease.  Your generous donation will certainly not go unnoticed. 



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Peter Murray 
New Haven, CT

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