Reblogged from rellyjuicejones
My roommate’s boyfriend is going to be moving in with her and given the language of our lease, our apartment will be at capacity. Basically, I can’t live here too. I’ve been sleeping on her couch since last october while I’ve looked for work with no luck, and I’ve barely gotten by on freelance. I am seriously looking for employment, but I don’t know when i’ll be able to find a job or support myself. I have 30 days to find somewhere new to live. I have no money, but I’ll gladly cook and clean in exchange for just a spot on the floor or someone’s couch. I’m looking for somewhere in the nyc area, but honestly, I can hop on a bus and just go wherever there might be space for me in the state while I try to get my shit together. I’ve been trying to go back to school (I was actually supposed to start at the Sheridan Institute of technology in Toronto this fall, but my funding for it fell through at the last minute,) but the very earliest I can enroll is this coming january, so I would need somewhere to stay until then at the very most.
Last fall I had to leave my home in south carolina because of a dangerously abusive home situation. My mother has always been deeply abusive but things were escalating—she was demanding more and more money from me and her threats were becoming increasingly severe and when I lost both my tuition and the work study job I had through it, I was unable to stay there any longer. Because of the nature of my home life, I had to cut ties with my family. Since then, I’ve gotten by on the good will of my friends and on what freelance illustration work I’ve been able to find. I have been sleeping on one couch or another and barely making it by.
I have been trying to put my life back together but it has been extremely difficult. Please, if you can just reblog this post, it would be an enormous help. Thank you.