Back in 2019, I decided to go to school. College, specifically. I was told that I would be able to easily get into my industry of choice, and the amount I needed to borrow wasn’t as bad as it could have been, so I jumped on the chance to go and get a degree.
In 2020 I got a job in the area of the college, moved to be closer to it, and I worked to get my degree while staying with my cousin. I didn’t have a great time with him, as he was always smoking both weed and cigarettes, he had no problem playing his games and music at full volume. As well as stealing from my leftovers in the fridge without touching his own.
Then in 2021, I got my fiancée to move in with me. They had been living with their extremely abusive family and they had been fearing for their life for multiple years now– so I took them in to give them a better life. After some extortion from my cousin, we moved into a different apartment complex. This was after I started doing my schooling from home thanks to Covid.
Things hit the fan when I got into a car accident on the way to work one day.
I was uninjured but badly shaken, and my job didn’t want me back afterward. I managed to find a job nearby relatively quickly, but not before maxing my credit card for our survival.
Due to the expenses, my credit card bills, and lack of hours from this job I wasn’t able to cover rent at the apartment for a long time. Finally, we were able to move out after getting some government assistance to cover the unpaid rent.
I live with my family now. My fiancée is still with me. But I lost my job again months ago, and unemployment is about to run out.
I would like to pay off my debts (both school debt and credit card debt) as the biggest priority and get some capital so I can start a project using my degree while allowing my partner to start blacksmithing (a dream they’ve always had).
My job search has turned up nothing, even with me applying both in and out of my chosen industry. I can’t be on my feet for hours on end without reducing myself to a pained limp due to some foot problems. On the back burner are goals like getting a piece of property and building a house, though that would make life significantly easier for us both.
Thank you for reading. I hope you have a good day whoever you are. If I get the funding to pay off my debts I’ll pay it forward when I can. Thanks again.