My struggle is real

I live in Delray Beach but I work in Boca Raton my job temporarily closed because of the Coronavirus pandemic.So I filed for unemployment it’s been 3 weeks now since I filed unemployment. Still no word from them. Still no stimulus check I check my bank account every morning. For a person who lives paycheck to paycheck how do you survive with no paycheck? This is not a choice this is just me trying to be the best person I can be. I’ve worked hard my whole life and now the reality hits. And everything I spent a lifetime working for I’m at risk of losing. It’s only been 4 weeks since I last worked but I already feel the pressure. I wonder what’s next what do I do next. Life was already a struggle before the Coronavirus. But the one thing I do know is that as long as God blesses me to wake up every morning I promise never to give up.

About This Story

  • Project: COVID-19
  • Date submitted: April 20, 2020
  • Emotional tone: Positive
  • Who should know about this? Leaders who make decisions

About the Storyteller

  • Community: Delray
  • Age: 41-50
  • Gender: Male
  • Concerns: Employment, Having enough food, Health of my friends and/or family, Health of the community, My health, and Paying the bills

How the Storyteller Interpreted Their Story

Note: Responses which fell closer to the middle (between two or three options) are shown as two dashes.
  • My story shows we need to: Think ahead to what's next
  • Who my story is about: Myself
  • Why people acted the way they did: They are trying to get by
  • How people were treated: Some people are worth more than others
  • In my story, there are: Solutions to problems
  • In my story: I am stressed out
  • My story shows: I have no control
  • My story teaches us that: The community is vulnerable
  • My story teaches us that: The community is volatile
  • My story is about: Fear