There is nothing fun about admitting that you do not have enough money to meet your expenses. You are probably a proud person, and we can understand why you would not want anyone to know about this problem. But we are not asking you to go out into the world and say I need money. What we want you to do is figure out how you can meet the expenses that you are dealing with each month. And that is why we want to talk about some forms of financial assistance that could help you or people in your position.
The fact is that you have so many options. Just saying I need money is the first step. And now you can check out what government assistance programs are available in your area. This is a vital first step, and it is one that you are not going to want to ignore. Why? Because if you are serious about helping yourself, you have to admit that you need some welfare assistance. This is not something that will be permanent, and we are not saying that you will need to rely on these payments for years. We are just saying you need them now.
And all you will have to do is prove that you are earning below a certain threshold. That is it. And before you think there are other people who would be more in need than you, we want you to reconsider this viewpoint. The fact is that you are working a job, and you are not earning enough to meet your expenses. You are genuinely struggling to pay your rent and buy food. That is a person who is in need. There are others in need too. But right now you are among them.
What you can do is ensure that you are giving yourself enough breathing space so that you can think about your future. If you are constantly fretting over where you will next eat, you will not have to time to think about the months ahead. When you are on welfare, you can breathe a little bit. And that is what you will want to do. Now you can start to think about the changes that you can make in your life to ensure this is not going to become something regular. You will have to make changes, and big ones.
The change that we would encourage is your profession. If you are working jobs where you are getting part time hours or you are not making above minimum wage, it is time for a change. You may want to apply for other jobs, and you may even want to think about getting a degree or going to technical school. These are all options, and you will want to think very hard about the option that would appeal to you the most. It is hard to think about the future, but we think that you owe it to yourself to figure out how you are going to make your future an even better one.