I’m going to be very honest and as straightforward as I can be. I need $30,000 to help me get back on track in my life. I want to preface this with: I’m not using anything that happened in my past as an excuse for me ending up where I am financially today. I understand that I’ve made bad choices over the years. Anyway, I guess you could say it started several years ago when my mother died.
After she passed away, I went into a deep depression for the next 5 years. During that time, I went to school and got a master’s degree in a field that doesn’t have many jobs. Also during that time, I dated a woman who I ended up moving with to a state very far away from where I was. At that point, I was drinking every day. Between 4 and 8 drinks a day. There were many times that I don’t remember and many times I cried from the loss of my mom. I did not cope well.
My ex broke up with me as I continued to spiral. At that point, I had had a decision to make in December of 2016. Either stay in the state far away and look for a job or go back to my home state and try my luck there. I decided that my lease was up in May, so why not try looking for jobs. Side note, I was becoming more and more in debt during all these years because of my gross alcohol problems. I found a job at a place I love. The work I did there inspired me.
It inspired me so much, that I went back to school to become a special education teacher. I took classes full time, worked full time, and continued to drink. It was a very hard time in my life as I continued to struggle through all of it. I had my dad’s help, luckily. He helped with financial things that he could but my debt continued to mount. Anyway, I finally finished the program and student teaching in December 2019.
I am a teacher now. I love it and I love the students I work with. Also, I don’t drink anymore. I stopped November 29, 2019. I’ve had maybe 4-6 drinks TOTAL since then as I write this in May of 2020. I couldn’t be more proud of myself for all I’ve finally been able to do…but I know there is still tons left for me to do.
Currently, I am in a lot of credit card and personal loan debt. I’m hoping for some help paying this off because I have student loans that will be kicking in within the next few months. I live paycheck to paycheck and just wish I could save money for the future. Honestly, I’m desperate and I’m just at the point of either filing for bankruptcy or trying to get a second job. If you’ve read this far, thanks for giving me that time.
ps. the image is of my girlfriend and my cat.