Last spring I went through one of the most difficult times of my life. Not only was I reeling from the death of to people very close to me, but I was also suffering, unmedicated, from dysthymia. Not being able to afford my medication, I began a downward spiral that eventually led me to be unable to leave my bed for a little over two months. Because of my battle with this relentless mental illness, I failed out of my second semester of college.
Since this time I have been seeing a psychiatrist and been put on an antidepressant that works for me. Overall, I have been trying to put the events of last semester behind me. I’ve gone back to school and have been pushing myself to excel in my academic and social life.
Unfortunately, the financial aid office at my university is not so understanding about what I went through. They are offering me no financial assistance until I can prove satisfactory academic progress. This unfortunately means that Ive been paying for everything myself through the meager savings I had acquired.
Now my savings has started to run out.
Although I am currently in the process of beginning a new job, I am still in the beginning stages of getting a background check and have not even begun training. This means that by the time my rent is due in the next month, I will be short $500 and will have no money to eat or buy the gas that I need to get to and from work and school.
I am relying on the kindness of strangers and friends to help me through this troubled time and I would like to thank anyone who even considers donating.
Normally I would never ask anyone for money, and haven’t in the five years I’ve been on tumblr, but my situation is dire. I will become homeless if I dont exhaust all of my options.
I want to thank each and every person who even reads this, because I know most people cant help and just scroll right by. I have made so many great friends on this site, I’m grateful I even have this channel of communication open to me in situations like this.