Hello, I am 34 years old, I am from the states but moved to Michigan to reunite with my birth family in 2005 when I was 20, first time I saw my mom since I was put up for adoption as an infant. Just a couple short years later I move to Canada with my wife who I met shortly after moving to Michigan.
Now married to my lovely wife for 11 years and we have two boys, 2 and 5 years old. My wife has a career in human resources and I have been somewhat of a failure in that respect. Barely passed high school, did labor intensive jobs for years then fell into sales, with Pepsi mostly, did that for nine years, and it absolutely drained me. Finally my wife talked me into going back to school. Finished year one, year 2/3 starts in September. Despite the learning weaknesses, I finished with a ‘B‘ GPA and received a minimum wage Coop position with my town, its a really good experience for my future career. It was the hardest damn thing I/we have ever done, with adult ADHD & anxiety, the mental toll school took on me throughout the year was a strain on everyone and the financial toll it’s taking on us can have drastic effects if I don’t start making money soon, which is near impossible being in school having a family.
We cant get any major loans because we don’t own a house, and will have to leave the house we are renting now in January, because we cannot afford it any longer, problem is, unless we move to a crappy area or really far away we really cant afford to rent anywhere. Bills are piling up, medical bills(we need glasses, dental work and minor medications), two deteriorating vehicles that need repair(my truck has been given the “any day now” sentencing and neither vehicle has AC), grocery bills through the roof(two boys, enough said) and our family pet is in urgent need of care… I dont know how much longer we can do this. I cannot quit, I will be a mental wreck because this is finally me chasing a dream and if I have to quit now, its wasted money and going back to something I hated and was not good at. Just last week I picked up a part time job on top of my summer coop, as much as I can do, it’s still not enough. I am at my lowest right now and I don’t know what else to do, if there’s anything anyone can do to help, it would mean the world.
I do apologize for the long story, thank you for any and all consideration and thank you for your time.