Hi my name is Mary, and I’m gonna tell you a little bit myself.
My childhood was probably not the best but I have to say I didn’t have a really bad childhood either. I grew up with a alcoholic father. Just for the record he wasn’t abusive or anything, he just wasn’t there. Now my mother tried the best she could but working full-time trying to provide for four girls was hard on her. My mom and dad finally divorced when I was nine years old, so that left me to take care of my two younger sisters. We were very poor but as a child, and you don’t realize that.
Jump ahead a few years. I got pregnant when I was 18. After my son was born I worked it McDonald’s and other jobs that didn’t pay very well. I did the best I could from my son, and I did make sure that I graduated from high school.
I have always kind of struggled with money. That is not to say that I spend money left and right. I have always lived on a budget and did the best I could to make sure I could save and do what is needed. It seems though that every time I get a little ahead something happens and I’m back at the starting gate trying to save money again.
This last year with Covid I was working a retail job. I did get lucky and the place that I work did not close. The thing is they did cut back hours so I could no longer pay the bills that I had. I have struggled to keep up with as much as I could, and when I got my incentive checks all of the money went to try to catch up on the bills that I had. Part of the problem was that right before everything closed down I was forced to get a used car because my old one broke down. I also have credit cards that I have been using to make sure that I could still eat during the shut down. Unfortunately that left me with my credit card payments and the car loan along with two personal loans that I had to get in order to get the car. Right now I am drowning in debt.
I have never asked anyone for help most times I have struggled and I made it through on my own. But as I said I’m drowning in debt right now I need about $25,000 in order to pay off everything. All I ask is if you can give a little I would appreciate any thing that I get. I do believe in paying it forward. Once I get on my feet, I will be more than willing to help other people get back on their feet. If I could just get some of the bills paid off, I would really appreciate anything.
I want to say thank you for reading this post. And even if you do not help me, I want to thank you for taking the time to help others. I have struggled for so many years that any help is a blessing so thanks again for reading my post.