Desperate to get my life back on track.
Hello, My name is Alex I’m 21 and currently live on my own in the UK.
Since the age of 17 i have worked full time. I was always responsible with money and good at saving.
When i was 18 i became pregnant, it was unexpected but myself and my partner at the time where happy.
My family wanted me to get an abortion, but i couldn’t bring myself to do that, i made up my mind and so did they. I came home from work to find they had moved and i had 5 days to move out and find a place to stay.
I moved into my partners and the day after moving i started to bleed. It was soul destroying. 4 months later we broke up and i had to move again.
My family rejected me in my most vulnerable time and i was unable to move back in with family.
I moved into a small 2 bedroomed flat with a friend of a friend and I live with them for 4 months. Unfortunately we did not get on and again I had to move.
I managed to move and find a place that was suitable. I have lived here for over a year now but my mental health declined and I fell into a really dark place. Due to the severity of my anxiety and depression I was unable to work, I was on sick leave for 3-months until the company let me go and terminated the contract.
It took me another 3 months before I started a new job. I was applying every day checking my emails constantly, but still I didn’t receive any feedback from the companies had applied to.
The job that I worked for was an agency. I was contracted for 48 hours a week but did not receive those hours of work. The shifts were constantly cancelled or i would turn up to a shift but I was supposed to be somewhere else. There was a lack of communication between management and employees, this again set me back drastically.
I am now 4 months behind with my rent. 5 months behind with Council Tax. 5 months behind with electricity, gas and water as well as other bills.
I’ve just started a new job with a company that has just opened the beginning of September 2019. But I am drowning in debt I’m terrified that I’m going to be evicted. I worked so hard for myself and I did so well for such a long time, 1 little blip and I feel like I’ve ruined my life.
I feel awful that it’s had to come to this, to beg strangers for money but I don’t have the support from friends or family.
I feel like I’ve got no one, i just want to get back on my feet again, to be happy and stress free.
I am so thankful for anyone who has taken time out of their day to read this or help out in anyway.
Thank you – Alex.