I’m 33 years old and I’m raising my 4 year old son by myself, in Florida.
My license has been suspended for years due to unpaid court costs. My ex boyfriend set up a payment plan to get my license back and never made the initial payment – which resulted in the court saying I don’t qualify for a payment plan anymore, I have to pay it all at once. I’m now realizing that was one of his maliciously planned efforts to make sure I had nothing if we ever broke up.
I owe $1700.00 in court costs that I need to pay in order to get license back, so I can give my son a normal life.
I can’t take him to the park, or the playground, it’s almost impossible to get him to his doctor appointments or get a haircut. I’d love to take him to the grocery store because he would love it, he’s never even gone grocery shopping with me. He’s never seen the beach and we live 20 minutes away from it. He needs to be playing with kids his age, he needs to experience the same normal life that other kids get.
My suspended license is the 1st issue preventing me from giving my son a normal life. And I hate myself for not being able to provide the means for him to experience “being a kid”.
When my license got suspended, I sold my car, thinking that I’d have my license back within a year and buy another car. Which I really regret.
Now, I can’t drive to work because I sold my car due to my suspended license, which leads to not having money to pay for a babysitter.
Do you know how difficult not having driving privileges makes everyday life? If it was just me, I wouldn’t be so upset about it, but I feel like a failure to my son, because I can’t give him what I had going up. So here I am sucking it up and putting myself out there asking for a little financial nudge in the right direction.
I’m not asking for help fixing my entire life, I’m just asking for a little nudge of help accomplishing the 1st step involved in fixing my transportation issues. I can’t do it all on my own, it’s too hard given my situation. Being stuck in this never-ending rut is killing my ego, self esteem and confidence, which is affecting my everyday life. I just need a little nudge to get started, I know once I am able to get my license back I’ll be able to continue working on and accomplishing the next steps.
Thank you for taking the time to read my story, and just know that no matter how much you donate, my son and I will forever be grateful!
It’ll be all thanks to you when he’s able to go places and experience what the world has to offer!