Hi, my name is Stephanie. Currently I am 20 years old living with my family. To start at the very beginning I have always loved school. School was always a challenge for me living with an alcoholic. I couldn't focus and be at ease to do my work when I was busy dealing with the chaos at home. I squeaked by high school only because the school was well aware of all the police reports at my house. When the time for college rolled around I was so excited. It felt like I could start over at the time. Going through my first year of college I didn't once attend a party or hang out to drink/smoke but instead I was enjoying the freedom to just watch movies with my girls or take walks by the shore late at night. I couldn't concentrate and lacked the skills to work efficiently at school work. My parents were strict and didn't really let me leave home often, I always had a curfew (even to this day I do 6pm). I didn't get to fully go out and enjoy spending time with friends. After my first year I didn't do so well but besides that all my financial aid was taken from me. My parents live in an apartment that was passed down in my family is located in a wealthy area. It's a really old building and day by day it breaks down and uses up all the rent money leaving us nothing in the end. I took up a working after hearing I couldn't go back to school at all because my parents don't have the money and I can't take out loans because I live with them along with I don't make enough money to pay back. I work as a host for a private club in Fenway Park now. The money I have been saying for an apartment gets taken and used by my parents for the house expenses. I'm having a really difficult time saving money. My goal is I want an apartment so I can live life, my parents are too afraid to let me go out, live life & travel because I'm their only child so I want to claim that independence for myself. My other goal is I want to return back to school. I want to start small and take 1-2 classes while working and get a bachelors degree in hospitality. To me, life is just too short to be told I can't go somewhere or I can't finish school because there's no money. So I'm asking you for any amount that you can donate to me. I kindly appreciated every dollar that is given towards my goals in starting a new life and go grow as a person.