I never realized how much my job defined me as a person until I no longer had my job. Unless you have experienced it personally it is a difficult feeling to describe. Once I finally went through my roller coaster of emotions I began to look at it as an opportunity for a new life in a new place. I gave away everything I didn’t need packed up my belongings and headed for the Emerald City. When I arrived I had two cars and adequate funds to start over. I found a furnished rental and began my job search. I was optimistic it would not take much time at all to find a new job and there were literally thousands of new opportunities listed. Nine months later I am still looking for a job, no longer have two vehicles, about to lose my other car and have given away or sold what little I had brought with me. At present I am currently living in a cheap motel working temporary day labor to pay for a nights stay. I would move to a shelter if I had to, but I can’t have my little dog Tasha and I can’t part with her. I have asked for help everywhere for months only to be told most funding for housing assistance has been cut. The cost for the motel is equivalent to what I am currently making for the month which leaves no money to save and no money to pay bills.
I have never been one to ask for help and always found a way to manage on my own. At this point I don’t know what else to do other than ask for help.
So I’m asking for your help to get into a cheap studio so that I can continue with my job search and use what little money I am currently making go towards paying bills instead of a motel.
A studio will cost $500 - $600 plus a cleaning deposit usually equivalent and $400 for a pet deposit. If you are feeling extra generous I would give anything to have my belongings from storage before they are auctioned off. I have learned to live without most of my belongings, but I don’t want to lose my family albums and the items my mother gave me before she passed away. Shipping is roughly $2600 or $200 to save them for one for month until I can figure it out.
I will be forever grateful for any assistance I receive.