I need help and I don’t know where to begin.
I am currently living in Canada (I moved here from the UK 13 years ago) with my 13-year-old Son, our dog, and 2 birds. My Sons Father is deceased.
We are completely alone and I am struggling to find work because we are in a rural area and I don’t have a car. My car broke down and I can’t afford to replace it or fix it.
I can work and miss my independence greatly but was let go from my remote online job because of my internet speed. This was devastating. This is when I had to use my credit cards to pay for rent and bills. I am ashamed to admit I became over 10k in debt and when they ran out my choices were to become bankrupt or take a consumer proposal. I chose the latter.
Before Christmas I found out my Mother has to have both knees replaced, so this was the tipping point, and I decided I have to get home. (I am a certified Nurses Aid) Plus I don’t think I can survive another winter here. My heating bill was over $3000, and, I had no choice but not to pay them or we would have starved, my choice was food or heat and I decided both because I know they wouldn’t cut off the hydro until the weather warmed up. However, they take $550 Off my $1000 social security check to pay them back, which doesn’t even leave me with enough to cover rent. My mum sent me what she could afford to help but she doesn’t have much. I want to be helping her now not the other way around. She is in her 70’s.
I am tired of everything and I just want to go home but I can’t afford the flights for us. on top of everything else. so I’m reaching out to the world (feeling slightly guilty when there are so many people worse off. I know that). I am a top believer in paying it forward and after the last 2 years of personally seeing how easy it is to lose everything. in the future, I plan on (somehow) helping others in a similar situation.
If I can get home I can help my family, get back to work and see my Son get a good education.
Above all I just want my Son to be proud of me, I just need a helping hand to begin getting back my life. I’m letting go of my false pride and praying for the best.
Thank you for reading this and I wish you a wonderful day.