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Put Me on the Road to My Dreams!
$220 raised
15% of $1.5k goal
5 contributors
4 Years running
For the first time in 13 years I have a car... but it needs a little work before it can take me down the road to achieving my dreams & changing my life & the lives of my kids. And I need some help getting there.

In just under 7 months I will be 40. I remember when I turned 30 & I realized that I had not accomplished the things in life I thought I would have by that age, so I made a pact with myself to change my life & set about getting some things done. Well, here it is almost 10 years later &, while I have changed my life & crossed a few of those things off of my list, there are still a few left & it's getting down to the wire!

Among the last few items remaining, there is one that stands out from the rest & is really quite crucial to being able to accomplish the rest of my goals - Owning a car & actually driving it!

It has been 13 years since I have had a car &, truth be told, I've never actually had a driver's license. But now, all of that is about to change because - thanks to a very generous arrangement with some wonderful people - I HAVE A CAR!!!! A 1999 Volkswagon Jetta, to be exact. It's a great car, with a few minor issues that need corrected before it can be driven. And this is where you come in...

I am asking for help raising the money to get me (legally) behind the wheel of this car & out on the road. That includes the fees associated with getting my driver's license, insurance, registration, tax, & title transfer fee, as well as the estimated cost of repairs. Here's the breakdown:

Car Trouble, Oh Yeah!

And, while my brother tells me he can probably do all of the work himself... it's also a Volkswagen, so you never really know.

All in all, that brings us to a grand total in the $1000 - $2300 range. If we consider only the licensing & transfer fees, insurance, & bare necessities in repairs, just to get me on the road, I'm guessing about $1500 should do the trick. I'm hoping that some (if not all) of the work can be "DIY", but it is a Volkswagen, so you never know.

If the repairs end up costing less than I raise, the extra money will still go in to the car, one way or another. Either toward insurance payments or other necessities/maintenance.

So, how will your contributions change my life & the lives of my kids? Let me show you...

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Here's just a few of the ways in which NOT having a car has impacted my life.... Waking up at 6am to catch a bus, in the rain, to go to a job I should no longer be at. Being unable to start transitioning in to the career I spent nearly 2 years in school for & have dreamt of my whole life, because trying to commute between 2 jobs on the bus takes so long that I wouldn't really be working enough hours. Not to mention the unreliability of buses & potential of being late for either job. Paying too much for a run down, small apartment for myself & my 2 boys, so that we can stay in a central location with easy acess to buses, rather than moving to a nicer, cheaper place further out. Not being able to visit friends or family members who live further than a few miles from me or go grocery shopping without major planning & help. Having to turn down freelance work because the event is in a location I can't get to by bus & no one's available to give me a ride.

 

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