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I wanted to talk s about why I started the Go Fund Me campaign. I mention on the page it’s for expenses related to a job offer in San Francisco but it’s more than that.

My family and I moved to Los Angeles three years ago from Ann Arbor, Michigan so my kids could go to college out here. We fully expected to stay until they were done then move on. We found a great apartment online and moved in. Little did we know this apartment would suck us dry, money-wise and it’s been a struggle every month to make rent plus the other bills.

Our two beloved cats that made the move across country with us, Zeus (age 14) and Bast (age 12) died while we were here. Zeus from colon cancer and Bast from mammary gland cancer.

I miss them both.

We got a new kitten, named Toffee who is entertaining and loving.Toffee at five months

My step-dad also died this past March and I’ve known him since I was fifteen. He had a brief illness and was a die-hard University of Michigan football fan. I miss him so much.


As graduation loomed, one of the graduates got an internship 300 miles away and the other one closer to Los Angeles. We struggled through the summer getting behind on bills, and rent and since I wasn’t working, it’s been rough. The kitten developed a recurrent urinary tract infection we’ve been battling all summer. She’s on the road to recovery now, we hope. But again, vet expenses left us with very little to use on our other expenses.

I debated about setting up the Go Fund Me for weeks. The feeling of not having enough money for the basics like groceries feels like I failed my family. I’ve been trying to make it as a writer and there is always hope on my part I will snag that agent and get that book deal but it’s feeling more and more like a pipe dream. I’m like the rock in the picture below being beaten by waves that keep coming no matter what I do!


A job offer in San Francisco comes with its own set of expenses, finding a place to live in SF, getting the right credentials in order to actually do the job and going there. It’s a Catch 22 situation, I need money to take the job and I need the job to get money. At this point I don’t know if it’s going to work out or not.


I truly believe in having hope, even in my darkest hour and I still hold on to the fact that I will end up where I need to be. But for now, it feels like I’m in a dark tunnel and although I can see daylight in front of me, it’s so far away I don’t know if I’ll ever reach it.


But I keep on going and maybe, just maybe I’ll be able to stand in the light and declare victory.



If you would like to contribute to my Go Fund Me campaign, go here: gofund.me/22rtnf2s

No pressure, if you’d prefer to hire me to do an edit of your manuscript, I can do that too. Look under EDITING SERVICES tab on my website. Again, thanks to everyone who’s been so kind and generous with the outpouring of support I’ve gotten.

I know it’s always darkest before the dawn (one of my mom’s favorite cliches) and that every cloud has a silver lining (mom’s second favorite) and I just have to hang in there a while longer.



I keep hanging on.


And I always have hope.





Posted August 27, 2016 by kathleea in Uncategorized

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