Hello! I have managed to dig myself into a hole and I need some help getting out. Here is my story.
I am an autistic mother of 2 kids on the spectrum as well. I have struggled with many aspects of life. I was encouraged to go to college and find a career when my kids entered school. I love to learn so I managed to get my Bachelors degree, Master’s degree, and passed the boards to become a behavior analyst. I got a good job and have done well at it. Unfortunately, my autism makes it very difficult to maintain my mental health while working so hard to do a neurotypical job.
I have been suffering with horrible depression and anxiety for years. Medication and therapy have not been helpful. My kids are struggling with aspects of their autism as well. Feeling like I don’t have enough time or energy to help them is killing me. I do the best that I can but it isn’t enough.
With the amount of school debt I have, I can not afford to take a lesser paying job with less stress and hours. If I could get my school payment down, I could get a job that was better suited for someone like me. I didn’t know what I was getting myself into before, even though I researched it.
I am asking for anyone who could spare a little to help me get out from under this debt and into a better place with work, my mental health, and to be able to help my kids.
Thank you for taking the time to learn about my situation. Any help you can offer would be very much appreciated. Thank you!