Feeling Financially Nauseous

I just had to spend a lot of money… a lot of money I don’t totally have right now. I just bought my plane ticket to Israel. All $1400 of it. I feel like for $1400, I should get a sleeping pod with my own television and a maid… That was a lot of money.

Add into that, that I am leaving my job to pursue more education overseas and well, I am having financial nausea. But there is a bright side here… I have found that my community, the people I call friends and family and family-like-friends have stepped up to help me out. I have been receiving incredibly generous donations from so many people. People I haven’t seen in 12 years, people who knew me as a 2 year old, friends I had coffee with last week, aunts, uncles, cousins, and even one very kind pastor’s wife who I have never met.

It has always been hard for me to ask for help, especially financially. But I have realized that sometimes we all have to break down that ego and ask for the help that we need.  I am still wary of asking for money or help but I know that I intend to pay it forward and that if it were them, I would be happy to help out.

If you want to donate to my cause, you can email me at taliashewrote@gmail.com.

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