Personal support for a better everyday life.

Organized by: Marita B

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THE STORY:

Hello all.
This is harder than what i thought it would be. First of all, please do excuse my english, it's not my mothertounge, and i only use it online. (im not sure I put this in the right category, because I do -not- want money for medicine. I am sick tho, and living on benefits, and this would help improve my everyday life).

So, to the begging part,.. because that's what this is, right? I am sick. I am a 30 year old woman who use to be a teacher. I managed to get trough the education needed, and worked until I was 25, when my body just said stop. As of now I'm unable to work, and live on benefits. I have a fatigue syndrome, I sleep on average 10-14 hours each day, sometimes less,...and sometimes even more. and it always feels like I have the flu. I am very grateful that I live in a country where I am allowed to take care of my health and stay at home without starving to death.

However, being on benefits, money is tight- and so spending any on items that are "not necessary" is hard, and something I rarely if ever do. My ilness also makes me very homebound. over time this becomes lonely, and boring having the energy to do so little. Most of the time, seeing as im not actually awake that much during a day, I have activities to do like knitting (and other yarn craft), wathcing films, and stuff that can be done inside. I have always loved to draw, even considering im not any good at it. and I would really like to have a drawing tablet. pencils and paper is all goo, dont get me wrong. But it is a lot to handle, and it really makes a mess. drawing digitally you have every tool from pens, pencils, brushes and colours at the tip of your nib. it's easy, and easy is good when most other things happening around is not.

Drawing tables are very expensive tho, and considering my income- not something I will be able to afford on my own. I've seen this page a year or so ago, but ive held off until now to actually put up this post here. Being sick, and not able to work causes a stigma, and I know perfectly well how many, both in my own country and others thinks of the benefit system here, and how people depending on it shouldnt "be allowed" to have or want for items that are out of their price range. Even I have such thoughts.

As a note, I have put United states as the country I live in. This is not the case. I live in a country in scandinavia,.... but I dont want friends or family to find out I have made this post, because,.... I do feel shameful for having to beg for something like this that is not a "life or death" situation, but more to make the everyday life better. The world just keep shrinking these days, and so I would prefer to stay as anonomus as I can on a public site like this. especially seeing as this page can connect to facebook and everything.

All in all, should you choose to donate then Thank you. In my language we have a saying (directly translated) Many small creeks makes a river, and I'm grateful for every droplet making that creek.

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