I was always independent, and when times were tough raising 2 boys moving from place to place to flee from a violent partner/ex partner my father always had my back. Whether it were encouraging words or a baby sitter when I’d get a new job or financial help just so I would have one less stress my Dad was always there for me. When he passed away in 2017 my sadness was so painful and the effects of a violent ex took me down a very windy road with a man who made me laugh and feel special but was dragging down but I was blinded by the bandaid fix he gave me to all my pain. Not only did I loose my home, my car, my ability to be that independent single mum for my amazing kids, I also lost myself in the process to the disease of addiction. I’ve in the last year and a half turned my life back around but I’m still in recovery, trying to re-establish myself and trying to juggle caring for my 81 year old mother, being a mother for my children, and doing the therapy I need to do in order to heal and it’s hard. With all my obligations it’s hard for me to get work at this stage but by mid year the latest I should be work and study ready. I’d like to study to be a drug and alcohol counselor and do casual/part time work till I’m qualified. My goal is to own my own home so I can ensure a roof over my children’s heads even when I’m gone so they have an investment. So as it stands I am currently living on $480 a fortnight because I was put on new start 6 months ago and have run out of any savings I had from when I was able to work. It’s tough, and I’m stressed every day how to make ends meet. I am waiting on a carers pension claim with centrelink for caring for my mother but that could take up to another couple months before it gets paid if it gets approved. Once I get that and a part time job I’ll be ok financially and ready for study. My goals are to then save up for a car again as I lost mine in that bandaid relationship, get my licence back so we can get out and about easier go on road trips etc like we use to, become a doa counselor and own my own home. In the mean time any bit of extra financial help so I can start getting closer to the life I am working towards for me and my 17 and 8 year old son’s would be amazing. I was always the woman that would help out the homeless guy with a meal when I was doing well. Now I’m the woman wondering if we will have enough food to get us through the week, now utilizing charities I use to donate to for people just like me that are in need. My mum’s on a widows pension and I came back here to live with her so she would be ok both physically and financially, I didn’t foresee that I was going to be in this position. Before i was put on new start I was paying the bigger portion of the household bills and the rates and it felt good giving back to the woman who raised me, cos that’s what we do, it’s the cycle of life but I can only do so much in these circumstances. This too shall pass but right now any help that can come out way would be so appreciated and when I’m back on my feet I will pay it forward.
Anything will do.
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