Lift Skye Up!!
Organized by: Joya Skye
Dearest friends, I am putting this out there for help with being able to get a place to live. I am trying to buy a trailer so I can move to Hayfork, CA to be near one of my adopted kids: Chia McCleskey. She is very supportive of me and I cannot find anything here in Ashland at all, even though I have been on the low income housing list for over a year. I look forward to being in a small town with a close friend. All the other things I have tried have not gone through, and I feel this is a great blessing to me and I am very grateful for Chia's loving support.
For any of you who don't already know me well, I will add a short bio from a lifetime that feels like four or five instead of just one. I have been a professional songwriter and this made raising my kids at home possible. But two years ago, my royalties tanked all of a sudden and all I have to live on now is my SS. I was a volunteer EMT and taught EMS for years in Crestone, Colorado, where I have lived the longest. I have worked with all ages teaching many different things from kids' drama to emergency medicine. My favorite teaching job of all was working two years at John Woolman School and writing a grant and taking 16 teenagers to Auroville, India where I have been going since the 70's and have lived for over 6 years. I have had so many jobs my resume is three pages long (which I know better than to use :).
I have been dealing with chronic fatigue syndrome, and fibromyalgia for over 30 years. I did pretty well until '06 when I became housebound. I have lived in varying degrees of this since then. My royalties were sort of keeping me afloat. Now they are not happening. I need some capital to get a trailer to live in (I have previous experience living in a trailer) and to help with living expenses above my SS. I can squeak by on that, except for housing and I am also hoping to restart my body care business. I have three amazing products and hopefully I can get that up and running.
My cousin is releasing my three CD's, so that has potential also. Hopefully, I can pull out of this with your help. I have never done anything like this before, but I am desperate now and I am humble enough to know when I need help. This would be it. I could go on sharing more details of this extremely full and challenging lifetime. I am happy to if that is needed. But most of you know me well enough to know that I love to give and have not really taken care of myself because I was so busy taking care of others. I wish I had known when this illness first got me what I know now. I wouldn't be sick any more. I see myself on the road to recovery living near Chia and working with her on healing, as well as the love and support she gives me. I am so grateful for anything you can do to help.