My inaction’s made me stuck, behind rent, with no money to my name
The last few months have been very weird.
I had a stable job and everything seemed to go well until I stopped getting work (I work as self employed).
I am a painter/decorator and usually pay for leads in order to get work. In roughly 2 weeks I didn’t get any jobs at all and all I did was buying leads and hoping that they will lend me something in future. “Hey, it always happens!”
It didn’t happen this time.
I’m not going to pretend that this was not due to me not handling the situation responsibly.
As soon as I saw that there is no work I should have went in search for a different job so that I can have some sort of income. I spent all my money on the leads, didn’t got any work and by the time I started searching for a different job all my finances were gone. I had to borrow money.
I borrowed £150 from a friend of mine who gave them to me without hesitation. I told him I will pay him back in 2 weeks. The 2 weeks have passed and I didn’t return the money and on top of that I didn’t land any jobs at all.
This made me kind of depressed. I lost hope and for some time I only laid in bed without any vision for my situation to get better. On top of that, I am now behind my rent with two weeks (£200) and next week’s rent is on the way.
By the looks of it I wont have any money by then too. (I live alone and rent a single room for £100 per week).
Yesterday I decided that I need to change things. The more I don’t take action and stay depressed, the more I am getting stuck in this rut. I live in London which is full of opportunities and it is unacceptable for a young person like me (I’m 24) to lay in bed and let these opportunities pass me!
I have applied for all kind of jobs yesterday morning and I already have 2 calls from job agencies. They offered me warehouse jobs which in my case is good for a start. I filled the applications and sent them back to the agencies.
I’m sure they will call me with a job in the next few days but from my experience by the time I start and get my first paycheck – it will be probably 2 weeks from now. I would be very grateful if there are people out there who can help me with paying my rent and also paying back my friend. Neither my landlord deserves to be held back with his rent, neither does my friend as they both are wonderful people which I just let down.
Again, please understand that the situation I am in is only because of my actions (or the lack of) and there are no external factors such as tragedy, injury or anything of that matter.
I think what happened was, due to me not being in a position like this before, the moment things went bad they just made me depressed and made me not being able to fight back. What happened to me was a big eye opener and I learned that not taking action is a very bad thing to do. Things go bad really quick, especially if you live in a fast paced metropolis.
To everyone reading this, in a good place or not, please remember that when things get bad (they always do at some point in life) PLEASE STAND STRAIGHT AND FIGHT BACK !! Otherwise, time flies by really quick and life will find its way to beat you up one way or another.
With this being said, i ask for a hand to get out of the hole i am in now and i thank everyone who read my story!