Hello, my name is Emanuel, and I am starting to become a little desperate for a place to stay. I am 19 years old, nonbinary, and while generally very relaxed with my pronouns, I am most comfortable with they/them, and I’m hoping to find a place in Tacoma either near Tacoma Community College or a bus stop.
I am living with my parents right now, and am not out to them. My father is a clueless drunk, and my mother frequently verbally and emotionally abuses me. I have been trying to find a job for the last four months, unsuccessfully, since I have no specific job skills (like my sister, who is a lifeguard and passed lifeguard training) and I have no previous work experience and only a high school diploma. I have become very depressed as of late because of my situation, which makes job-hunting more difficult as it saps my motivation. I am currently applying for the Army Reserves, even though it is definitely not something I want to do, the benefits are really great, and I hope to be able to pay for schooling through the Reserves and start saving up enough to rent my own apartment.
As of right now, I have no money to pay rent with, but I can wash dishes, pet-sit, baby-sit, vacuum, water plants, etc. I am also a decent cook, as long as what I’m making is either something I’ve made frequently before, or if I have a recipe. I would prefer a room to myself, as I need my own space, but I’m fine with just a couch to sleep on, I’m not picky.
One other thing I would like to mention is my dog: she is very important to me and I rely on her for emotional support, she’s like a therapy dog for me; and as much as I would like to take her with me, I do not have the funds to pay for her food. The dog is not so important as getting myself out of this house, and is definitely optional.
I may be able to convince my parents to let me sell the mini-fridge and keep the money for myself, which I can give to whoever offers me a place to stay as a thank-you.
My email is firstname.lastname@example.org and I can answer any additional questions you may have. My situation is not super urgent, but I really do need to get away from the negative air in this house.