I made my first personal post about shit a bit ago. I tried to get a loan not too long ago and got rejected. I asked my dad to try and cosign for me and got rejected. Finally after spending all day getting my courage up/swallowing my pride I went and asked my mom to cosign for me. Both of my parents credit scores are bad, mine is better, but my mom is paying off a home and has a steady, good paying job. I figured the loan people might look upon that more favorably because if I defaulted on my loan they stood a much greater chance of actually getting their money back with her.

She basically said no. She interrogated me asking if when I filled out that I wanted student loans when I filled out my FAFSA. I explained to her that I'm sure I said I wanted student loans when I filled it out but I didn't specifically remember what I put on the form. I filled out FAFSAs for both this semester and the next one almost a year ago in February/March, so yes my memory is a little fuzzy. She then insisted that I get my laptop and sign into my FAFSA so that she could double check over it all this time later like I can't fill out a simple form. She spent the better part of an hour and basically found 3 things wrong with it. My father's email address(that she gave me), my father's address(which was on the papers she gave me that she knew I was using for my FAFSA), and the number of his dependents(that's a legit mistake that I made). She then spent another 15 minutes saying that I should either walk to bank and talk about getting a private loan or go to my financial aid office and talk about getting a federal loan. Are you fucking kidding me? I spent all of this semester trying to get a federal loan, I can't because my school is holding it up because I'm in the middle of an appealing and they won't decide until they get my dad's tax transcripts which have disappeared into the ether. If I could get a private loan then I wouldn't be here asking you for anything. I'm willing to try and talk to nearby banks about student loans so that I can say I tried everything but I don't think anything will come of it. Its looking more and more like I'll have to drop my courses for next semester.

I'm going to have to apply to a nearby nursing home that I'll have to walk an hour to, but even if I get hired most of my paycheck will go towards paying off all the bills I'm months behind on. I want to get these two books so that I can still continue my studies.

I feel kinda like an asshole asking, but can we do a trade Hivemind? I like drawing and I'm good enough at it. I don't want to take away from the people here who need the GT Emergency fund, plus my pride won't really let me. So can we trade?

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I'll leave some pictures of my work. I was thinking of doing small mixed media pieces. I know that long term I should start an Etsy shop but right now...I'm just sad and overwhelmed.

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My style is mostly inspired by cartoons and comics, I'm not as good at realism but I'm working on it. I like to play with line weight. The mediums I work with are charcoals, pencil, ink, colored pencils, and watercolors. I was thinking of doing small pieces for 5-10 bucks a piece on average depending on what's wanted. Let me know in the comments if anyone is interested.

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ETA: For everyone interested my email address is: peanutterz91@gmail.com. I know that I was vague about the size of the dimensions but I was just rushing to put this out there. I'll edit this post later to add in more details.

ETA2: If I don't respond to this post or answer my emails tonight please don't be discouraged or think I'm not taking this seriously. I'm just gonna be busy because I have class for 4 hours and I have to pick up my dad from work in the middle of the night. You guise are so sweet that I'm tearing up but you all rock.