Due to chronic depression and pain, I can't work, but what really dropped me below the poverty line was my divorce, from a guy who quits his job due to panic attacks over being transgender. I got a decent telemarketing job for 10 months, but the stress my ex was causing me, made me too sick to hold on a job. I had a few periods, where he actually paid child support or a large chunk of his retirement money that I lived off for awhile, before I started getting SSI.
I make a little on the side making jewelry, but I'm still needing to invest in supplies more then I can make selling the jewelry. I'm trying to work more in silver too, which is hard to finance up front. once I sell a few of my better pieces I should be making enough
to maybe get off the SSI, but don't count on ever making enough to be more then just a starving artist. Then that's was what I figure I be growing up anyway.
At the moment I'm not poor, as I got money coming in from inheritance. Just enough to live off comfortably for awhile, but not enough to be able to invest and live off the income, though part of my inheritance will be in P&G stock. I brought the one important item I needed for polishing most of the jewelry I make now days, that I couldn't do with tools I already own, and then it's time to work on selling the 3 finished sterling silver pieces recently made, so I can get more silver. I need to see about doing lost wax casting again too, as I loved working with it in high school.
In the place of a Dark Lord you would have a Queen! Not dark but beautiful and terrible as the Morn! Treacherous as the Seas! Stronger than the foundations of the Earth! All shall love me and despair! -ElneClare
This Post is written in Elnese, If it was an actual Post, it would make sense.