Nearly 10 years ago my dad died, I was too young to have any part in the probate or will process so it went through executors who my dad assigned to his siblings. It was a very long process and by the end of it my dad’s business was sold for less than it was worth and the majority of my inheritance was used to pay solicitor fees and then given to one of my siblings. I managed to salvage some of it which went straight towards debt but didn’t cover it all. Since then I have only accrued more and more debt. I had to sell my house to get out of a domestic abusive relationship, again the capital made from selling went towards the debt but that didn’t solve it and with living expenses growing and my wage not I then got into a deeper puddle.
I’ve been left with depression from my dads death and PTSD from the domestic abuse. It got that bad that I couldn’t leave the house for months and I’m always looking over my shoulder to this day. I’ve survived two suicide attempts which the latter made me think. I’ve been in therapy dealing with these issues which has delayed me dealing with the here and now issue of debt. My focus has had to shift and I need to clear the debt so that I can continue dealing with my depression and PTSD and ensure that I never get back to the low place that I’ve been in.
I decided I want to change my story and turn my life around. I have a lot to offer and I want to give back. I’m not after a handout, I want to get back on my feet so that I can help others get back on theirs. I have so much experience that I can share with people to help them in similar situations.
I have a desire to set up my own business helping people with jobs around the house such as DIY, gardening, shopping, decorating, etc. no matter what their age, gender, disability, social status, race, sexuality, etc. I can’t do this until I’m debt free and have saved some equity from my current job.
I’ve sorted out how I will get through the majority of my debt but there is still a bit holding me back that I can’t seem to find a way of dealing with. It’s now the only thing holding me back. I need to find £7,000 to get myself where I need to be.
I would appreciate anything you can spare me, not only get me out of the gutter but help me see the light of day again and then help others.
Thank you for taking the time to read my story