The last couple of years have been the worst by far. The good news… I got out of a terribly abusive relationship 2 years ago. Not before we almost lost my home to a fire . But almost- same as Didn’t! Thank the lord!!! Definitely one of the hardest things myself and my 2 kids have ever gone through. Haven’t been diagnosed but I’m certain all 3 of us have ptsd on some level from that. I have a hotel job that I’ve had for 15 years and am very grateful for but being a ma and pop business I’m stuck on minimum wage which is almost impossible to live on, especially in a small tourist community. I am lucky enough to own a tiny 2 bedroom trailer for the 3 of us but I still struggle to pay my space rent every month and the managers are beyond over being patient with me. Every month I struggle to pay, always late in which I get charged another 50 dollars on top of rent which is super difficult and stressful. I don’t have anything left of value I can sell . If I get another eviction warning before the year is over Idk what I will do. I don’t get much help from my kids’ dad or much food stamps to feed my 8 year old son and 12 year old daughter And I can’t afford a sitter so most the time I take my kids to work with me which they super don’t love lol. But it’s awesome that’s an option I am blessed for sure I can do that. I have always been or at least like to think I’ve been pretty independent So this is hard. I just have way too many things to take on with my tiny income .my home is in need of some pretty big repairs (kitchen,floors and windows) and it’s getting cold, super cold without carpet! I been putting off using my furnace as long as I can because my electric bill goes up another 200 dollars every month when I do. It’s almost a game to see how long I can go till, except my kids don’t like the game. I have also been lucky enough to get a new to me vehicle recently however am unable to drive it because I can’t afford to have it licensed and what not. If you have made it this far thank you for taking time to read about my struggles. If anyone does decide to help me out at all I am eternally grateful and will definitely be paying it forward. Have a good day and I appreciate you!