Nursing School Housing
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Campaign Started:
September 01, 2017
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Hang in there.
September 4, 2017
Asking for help is hard and scary, but I'm glad to see you overcome that. Hopefully this can be the pebble that starts the avalanche!
September 1, 2017
September 7th, 2017

Thank you for the support and the hugs. I have ended the campaign due to an outpouring of negative feedback about "begging" for money. 

September 6th, 2017

Hello all! Thank you so much for the support. I am starting to plan for if I will have to leave the apartment. This could work - some places do not ask for last month's rent and this could take the cost down a little. I am still looking for help - regardless of where I live next month the expenses are going to be difficult. Thank you kindly and wish me luck! 

Hi friends.

I'll start by saying that much like everyone else, asking for help makes me so uncomfortable. We always feel like we have to figure things out on our own or we're doing something wrong. I know that's not true, but please understand I so wish I didn't have to ask. 

My favorite thing about this fundraising platform is the "Send a Hug" feature! Because boy don't I know that we're all struggling and hugs count.

A wise friend advised me to ask for help. It's been a really rough 5 months. Some know the story, some don't, but so many people have shown so much love and it has been so inspiring for me!

The big exciting news is I am starting Nursing School for LPN in November! Years ago I had some help paying for my first Reiki class, and my Reiki journey has shown me that the place where I can use all my skills to help the most people is in the field of Nursing. I have the skills, the stamina, and the determination. Testing has been completed (and I nailed it!), admission is just about there, and I am so beyond excited to use my talents and work ethic to help people every day.

What I'm lacking is stable housing. My roommate is on his way out (and I am thrilled for him), and I can afford the apartment myself for the time being, but they are going to need a security deposit and last month's rent for me to stay and there is no amount of busy the salon can be or working 6 days a week that is going to produce that amount by October 1st. There's no one to borrow from. I have started honing my financial skills and currently have a savings of $55. I am determined to save every penny to make rent by myself but those other expenses will not be possible. I wish I had been more vigilante about saving money in my youth but I have learned a hard lesson very recently that financial freedom has to be fought for with smart decisions and the understanding that eventually you have to be independent and prepared to save yourself when life hits you with the unexpected. I will never again be caught off guard.

Long story short, I'm stuck. I can't get a second job because of school and I am working the maximum hours allowable by my employer. There is no one to take me in. Temporary public assistance may be possible but is not guaranteed. Financial aid will not come in until November, and it will likely only cover school and supplies.

So many people all over need help. Texas needs help! But my wise friend told me to remember that I will have the opportunity to give back when I am a Nurse and serving my patients every day. I believe we are all here to serve each other in some way and I will carry my gratitude with me every day of my service. Perhaps it's these moments when we have to ask that keep us humble.

My goal includes security deposit, last month's rent, and $200 for some basic furniture my roommate is willing to let me keep for a gracious price. I've also done my research and chosen the platform that seems to take the smallest cut. The rent I'm going to pay, even though it will be hard, but because I want to really earn this.

Thank you kindly, and if you're in my same boat, I'll love it whenever someone simply hits that send a hug button! And for those than can help, I won't forget it. I promise to pay it forward every chance I get.
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Hang in there.
September 4, 2017
Asking for help is hard and scary, but I'm glad to see you overcome that. Hopefully this can be the pebble that starts the avalanche!
September 1, 2017

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