I have done SO many things, professionally, during the working portion of my almost 45 years of life, and there is still so much that I, by the Grace of God, WILL do. One major thing for me to do in that direction was coming to California. That was the morning I left Baltimore Maryland, embarking on my journey to travel across country, heading here to sunny California and I took that journey with no one but GOD (oh and Titan of course, my car).
I remember that morning vividly as if it was just yesterday. It was a nippy, but crisp, clear morning. I left Baltimore at 3am in the morning and drove until day break. I was in Scranton, Pennsylvania, I believe, and the sun had just come up on the horizon. I decided to pull off on the side of the road, stretch my legs, bask in the beauty of the morning, and take some deep breaths. I wanted to take it all in. I had finally did it. I had left my home, my children, my life, the only one I had ever known during the past 44 years. My car was packed with nine suitcases, that contained nothing but my clothes and shoes, except for one, which had all my electronics, laptop, charger, things of that nature. I was actually heading to start a new life in California! Living in California has been a deep seeded dream of mine that I've held onto for the past 15 years. And now I was finally on my way. It was the single most exuberating moment I had experienced in my life. For whatever reason, I could never really quite understand, I knew that California is going to be the place where I level-up to greatness!
It might interest you to know that I came here without a job, a place to live, relatives, or friends. But what I did have in abundance, was faith. I had faith in myself and my capabilities to do what I’ve always done. Make it happen. There was nothing else that ever entered my mind. As a grown woman, mother and child of GOD, I’ve always know that I was anointed in greatness. I, legit, drove into Studio City searching for a Walmart. My GPS directed me, incorrectly, to the Best Buy at Empire. I figured that was as good a place as any to finally give some thought as to where I was going to sleep. I turned to AirBnB. I spent like an hour in the parking lot, at the Best Buy, in Empire talking on the phone with the kindest, most patient customer service woman I had ever spoken to. I explained how far I had come, where I had just driven from, and that I was exhausted and just wanted to get out that car. She made sure she didn’t hang up from me until I had secured a place to sleep, which I did, with a woman name Inna. Inna is from the Ukraine. I booked her room, for rent, for three days through AirBnb. It turns out that Inna had been advertising for a roommate. And long story short, I am still her roommate. In the bigger room, with the huge walk-in closet and its own private bath.
Inna is a beautifully, thoughtful, wonderfully kind, deeply spiritual, awesome human being who didn’t know me, but opened her home to me. She restored a large chunk of my faith that had been gone, due to the selfishness and unkindness of many of the people I had known prior to her and for which I had left Baltimore. She could not be more perfect, unless I created her in a lab. I will forever be in her debt. I have expressed to her, in words and actions, that as I draw breath, and regardless to time or distance that we may come between us in our future lives, she will ALWAYS be able to call me no matter what the situation, and I will move heaven and earth to do whatever it is that I can do as it relates to that situation. My coming here could have gone any number different ways. But it was GOD’s will that he sent me to her. The funny thing is, she believes that He sent her to Me. With her I was now home. From that time to this, almost 6 months later, I still live here, with her in beautiful Burbank, California.
Now, I've been informed that I have to move by then of this month, July. You see, while Inna was kind enough to give me a place to live, and I applied with the leasing office to get on lease, due to my credit I was denied. So, I've been living here with her "under the radar." But somehow the leasing office has found out and now I have to move Immediately. I have loved EVERYTHING about living here in California. I have no intention on going back, except for visits. Failure is not an option!
That is why I am asking for help. I don't have the funds to move. I have, however, located a one bedroom apartment, that did approve me to move in. It's in Reseda, CA, but I need immediate moving money or I will be out on the streets. Yes, I'm working, but as a contractor, so the wages of minimal. This is very sudden and I have not been afforded the time, or leeway, to come up with the money. That's why I am here asking for your help. I have a very limited time to come up with the money. ANY amount you could give to help me, will be deeply appreciated.
Thank you so much!