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Hello, Tumblr. Most of you know me as Dracakitty, but there’s much more to me than just having a username. I’m a 20-yr old (almost 21-yr old) female college student residing in Washington studying Visual Design and IT work independently, getting ready to be recertified sometime soon. The unfortunate part is that I will most-likely be financially struggling in a couple of months. I’m currently staying on the west side of the state with family and I attend school on the east side of the state.
My story is very long and detailed, but I’ll try and shorten it as much as I can. I had (and will continue to have a job once I return to school), but I had to take leave (which is unpaid leave) this summer as I was forced to return home. I have family on the opposite side of the state that I will visit away from school. My family knew I could has stayed at the job for the summer, but they continued to be very controlling and persistent regarding my personal decisions. On many occasions, I tried to get a job where I’m living at currently, but I only received two interviews and I wasn’t hired after either of them. It is difficult for students such as myself to get a summer job, especially on the quarter system and the fact that jobs out here are few in number. Other than being forced by that same family to return temporarily, my grandfather recently passed away. He was a wonderful grandfather and him and I had much in common. In addition, he helped me financially and was supportive of my goals. With that being said, I no longer receive the support from him. I received some financial support from my family, but I will soon be losing that due to some family tension and problems. My current family claims that they financially support me, but in truth, they were financially supporting me via money from my grandfather.
Currently, I don’t receive financial aid due to my parents being together and both working jobs. However, this isn’t all about the money and I’ve been taking my well-being very seriously. I’ve been through a lot of stress this summer involving them and my anxiety has greatly heightened. I was diagnosed with an anxiety disorder back in my junior year of high school. This was caused by me feeling tense, stressed, and anxious within the home as I was constantly harped on and emotionally abused by my father. He would tell me things such as I was “tearing apart his relationship with my mom” and would yell at me on multiple occasions. I’ve dealt with extreme depression and feeling suicidal at the time as well and that is something I don’t want to come back to. To prevent this, I need to get better (more on that in a bit.) I tell myself “this is only temporary” as I’ll be moving soon, but more on that in a bit. Most days, I’m constantly degraded about not having a job, not doing anything, or being a burden. My father’s actions continue and still impact me. I’ve helped my family with cleaning, yardwork, cleaning out my grandpa’s estate, etc. this summer out of my own free will, which proves their “I do nothing” statements are far from the truth. I rarely get thanked for what I do and continue to be treated very poorly for my hard work. I’m the type of person who like please people and make them happy, but I’m not accomplishing either of those in attempt to do good deeds and make my family’s life easier. Heck, some of my friend’s families treat me more like family and thank me for what I do for them more than my own, but that’s another story.
As I mentioned before, I will be returning to that same job once I get back. I can only work fifteen hours a week at the job I’ll be returning to and will have to find a second job during the weekend to make end’s meet. They only pay me minimum wage. I’m moving out from my parent’s place mid-September and will be living in an apartment with a friend of mine. So far, I’ve got my medical expenses taken care of and I’ll have my new anxiety medication soon. I was also recently diagnosed with a genetic-related depression. After being moved out from my parent’s place, I will most-likely be able to receive some sort of financial aid. All I want is a happy and healthy environment where I’m not emotionally abused (namely by my father) or feel pushed around. He heavily abuses alcohol as well and the amounts of times have increased since my grandpa’s passing. Both of my parents are very controlling of my personal life and finances and I’ve caught them snooping through my personal files and possessions on multiple occasions. The tension and stress has caused me to have anxiety and panic attacks on a daily basis. Moving out and doing something for myself will be a huge step into helping me begin to feel better and live a better life. I’ll be receiving student benefits and will have the proper therapy and counseling once I return, too. In addition, I have friends, coworkers, classes, and other things to distract me there so I can do things and help me feel better. I do not have any of that here, or should say most of it. Many of my hometown friends have already moved as this town literally has nothing to offer and I’m not getting the support I need.
Cost-wise, I’m looking at making around $500 a month. This can come from my job(s), art commissions, etc. It will help me pay for my utilities and rent (which is split with my friend), my medication, anything extra I need for school, and food. My half of the rent will be around $250 a month plus utilities and internet.
With all that being said, my commissions for my art are open and my slots are going to be unlimited. The pricing of my art will depend upon how long I estimate it will take me to make it and I require payment up front before I start. I have a base price, but I’d have to charge a bit more for more complex characters. I’ll complete every piece in the order I receive it and I’ll be working on my art at night around 9pm - 12am to avoid having conflict with my family (basically whenever they’re sleeping.) I can do character drawings, chibis, pixels, and references.
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If neither works, reblogging my post will help me get the word out and I will greatly appreciate it. Donations are also appreciated, but please don’t feel like you’re obligated to donate or do so if it would put you in danger financially. Having someone else be in my situation would not be something I’d wish upon anyone. Any donations can be sent to dracakitty[at]hotmail.com via Paypal.
Getting this around will make me happy. I have so much potential, and I just need to get out there to do things on my own, prove those who don’t think I can provide for myself wrong, finish school, and most importantly, be healthy again. Once again, thanks for reading!
Please help my friend! It would mean a lot to me. She’s gone through this for far too long and she deserves to finish school and live a normal happy life without being verbally abused and feeling trapped. She’s told me about some very specific situations before and what goes on in that house is very FUCKED UP I can’t even begin to explain.