If, for some reason, you don’t know me, I’m Niko.
Back in July was the last time I was fully able to pay my bills. I had surgery on my back that had me holed up in my apartment recovering for a month, no work, no income. By the time I was able to head back to work, everything had stalled, I only had the capability of putting in 10 to 15 hours a week. That’s all there was for me to work on.
It has been a few months now, and it’s still the same. I have tried finding another part time job, but for every 20 or 30 applications I put in, I don’t hear any responses, so much for people claiming no one wants to work when that’s all I really want to do.
I have been able to get by mostly due to the kindness of my parents, but I am still over $2000 off on all my bills with no definitive way of paying them at the time.
I just want to be able to live my simple life without needing to rely on the help of others, but I am down to my last resort of trying a GoFundMe just to catch me back up to a normal status without a threat of eviction hanging over my head and sinking me deeper into depression and anxiety.
People tend to not like sounding desperate, but right now, I cannot find another option, I am desperate.
I do not blame my job or my boss for the lack of hours, I don’t want to quit working for him, I love working with the guy, but for some reason, there seems to be an invisible impossibility of getting a part time job that fits my disability.
I can’t think of a time where I have reached out to my group of friends scattered all around the country and asked for aid. I built myself a life out here, for the first time, I have my own place, and I seem to be falling further and further away from keeping it.
So, I now ask the scattered pieces of my life that I call friends: Can you help me now?