Name: Jacob

Social Media Handle/Username: LostBakaTV/TheLostBaka

Introduce Yourself/Tell About Yourself: Hello, my name is Jacob, and I run a small Twitch channel called “LostBakaTV’. I love my family and friends and will do everything in my power to try to help them all.

What Inspires You Every day? : My inspiration comes from my family and friends. They are my drive to keep on moving, even if life hits me with a car. Without them, I have no idea if I would be on this planet much longer, so I am blessed to have them with me.

What is some words of wisdom you live by?: President Franklin D. Roosevelt said, “when you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on”. This quote has gone through my mind a lot when making decisions or if something hard happens in my life.

What is your ultimate goal in life? : My ultimate goal in life is to see my friends and family eternally happy and moving forward in life.

How have you been during the pandemic and how has it affected you? : The COVID-19 pandemic has affected most aspects of my life. I was classified as an essential employee by the state of Florida during my senior year of high school, so I had to focus highly on my community than my own school work. I have been in various stages of personal lockdown due to unknown sickness, which I had to go into the hospital a few times to try to solve. I believe that I have gone out well with the pandemic, compared to many other people, as I was classified as essential during the lockdowns. However, my job screwed me over by denying me any real benefits like hazard pay or anything, as I see my co-workers and my family sick with the virus at various stages. Some of my friends, who are overseas, have gone through economic hell, and I have tried my best to support them, but with my mental and physical health in decline as an indirect result of the pandemic, it has grown ever-so harder to help.

What is a message you would like to give others? : Life does get hard; it’s just a fact. However, you cannot just cry and complain about it, you have to work through it. Life is going to give you challenges that you may never get done with during your time on this plane, but working through it and giving life the figurative middle finger as you work through its challenges brings you eternal satisfaction that you can show to God (or who/whatever you believe in) and say “I did it”.

What else would you like to tell others about you or your life?: I was explaining how I have been trying to support my friends. However, due to declines in my health, I have not been able to do so. One of my friends, in specific, has been struggling to get by because of how her country has been performing poorly economically, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. I do want to ask whoever is reading this to try to help me support her. This can be either by donating, getting a commission, or whatever you can. This would help her a lot, and return help me a lot. You can support her on ko-fi.com/negativediva. Sorry for the promotion on this, but I want to see her succeed.

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