After three years of being without a vehicle, I am reaching out to my friends, family, and community for support in securing reliable transportation.
When I moved to Texas three years ago, I left almost everything behind, including my car. (It never would have made the trip anyway.) And I regret having made the move without a car.
I will admit that I could have planned this move better, practically speaking. But those who have followed my journey these last few years know that the opportunity unfolded in ways I never imagined.
Truthfully, Texas has probably saved my life because it gave me a refuge when everything was falling apart. Yet it hasn't been an easy road by any means.
I need access to my own car. Being a self-employed freelancer is difficult and at times unstable. For my mental and emotional health, it's becoming more evident that I need a backup plan. I love my current job, but am also aware that circumstances shift and change. I need a contingency plan. I need the means to dig deeper roots here if it's where I'm going to stay.
Finding a steadier job would require reliable transportation, so this is the first step toward the next level of independence.
Making this ask is not not easy, but it is something that has been nibbling at my brain for weeks. All of this seems insurmountable and out of reach. My anxiety levels are sky high. Checking the car off my get-your-crap-together list would be huge.
People are often willing to help, but may not have the opportunity to do so. If you are so inclined to help, I am ever grateful.
Owning my brave in Texas,