There are many ways that any one reading this can help me get where I need to go; cash donations are needed but are only one part of the picture. The easiest, most effective part is going to be helping me spread the word about this new project, which will drive traffic to that new site, which will – HOPEFULLY – result in my making some pretty serious chuck, but I’m going to need your help making that happen. Spreading the world, telling everyone you know, saying “hey, now here’s someone who we can actually watch do something with our help,” that is what will be called for.
The next 12 months of my life will make me or break me.
More importantly, the next TWO months of my life will make me or break me.
Note that I said “immediate.” I’ve got a lot to find out about opportunities on campus, and I’ve got some REALLY COOL and REALLY BIG news about a new project that should be more fun and less embarrassing to your friends to pass around than my usual angry shit. I’m going to continue to do my monologues as well, but it’s time to grow out of the “things that piss me off” gimmick. It’s become too restrictive. Anyway, the point being: I’ve been asking for whatever help I can get, and I’ve also asked people to share things that they might not be entirely convinced of or believe in.
And yet most of you remain convinced of me, even if you aren’t convinced of what I believe in or say or how I say it.
If I can raise enough between now and November 1st to keep me alive through the end of January, I’ll be okay. That is a pretty serious chunk of change – my just bare survival bills are about $800 a month, and I’ve paid ahead or banked enough to keep my bills taken care of until October. So we’re talking about coming up with four months’ bills - $3200 - plus the costs of staying alive and getting to class including food, gasoline, and vehicle maintenance, over the course of the next two and a half months.
If I can do that, my first investment of the new year will have to be an accountant to handle my money and bills, as I will ABSOLUTELY not be able to take in that kind of income and not file taxes on it. I may not ultimately owe taxes, but the forms must be filed and I am horrible with details like that. I’d honestly rather pay someone a couple bucks plus percentage of volume to keep track of things for me. I can’t live under the radar any more; if I’m making enough money to pay the rent and bills and keep myself in gas and food, I’m making enough money to need to keep up with my taxes. If I’m making that much money, I can drop a couple hundred a year on a professional to whom I can delegate responsibility for ensuring that my money goes where it needs to BEFORE it goes where I might want it to at any give moment.
During the first part of January next year, but not early enough to take care of the bills that are due that month, the second half of my year’s student loans/grants will come in, and I really think that by then, my new project will be generating enough traffic to keep contributions, subscriptions, wherever it goes, going, plus I may have found other ways to earn an income. Right now, though, I can’t plan on having done that.
If I can say I’ve got bills paid until the end of January by December 1st I’ll still be okay, but worried to death, which Is Not Conducive To My Education. I haven’t had time to check out food stamps yet – that will definitely help – but you know…there’s no dental insurance on Medicaid in Michigan. No vision either. And I’m not even sure I can qualify for it. But I can get a year of pretty decent coverage as a student, fairly cheap - $1800 – that, I believe, includes dental and vision and a fairly low deductible as well (and some kind of tax deduction for me as well).
But first I gotta eat.
I’m going to make it MUCH easier, I think, for you to share JH even with friends at church, but I’m not going to talk about ANY of that until I’ve got something to actually talk about.
There’s a lot more to be said about all of that and then some, but right now it’s 2345, my first class is at 0830, and that means I gotta roll. Sorry I haven’t been in direct touch with much of…anyone lately, nor have I done any videos. Things will become clear over the next couple of weeks. Thank you all, each and every single person who has helped me survive my life this far. I’m pretty sure that I’m on the road toward genuine independence for once in my life…but I’m not there yet.
Your continued support is appreciated, and I will have, as I said, some REALLY huge news over the next couple of weeks.