In 2016 we came in United Kingdom expecting for better life and brighter future. We decided to leave our country because of the economical situation at that time, also leaving a debt we couldn’t afford to pay off. We expected that once we will start to work and live in United Kingdom than we could pay off all the debs we left and will start a better life.
Everything started much harder than we expected. For the first month we couldn’t get any job at all. We were struggling with the money we had we us counting every pence.
Finally when we got the jobs we were working as many hours and as many days, as it was possible to have to pay for rent, food and traveling expenses to work. We tried to save money, we didn’t bought anything, were sleeping on the mattress.
Then we both got slightly better jobs, but we had to travel quite far so we were forced to buy a car to earn more. I remember we bought first car for £400, for all money we managed to save till then.
In first one and a half month we were happy working hard, but earning slightly more than before, when one night I had an accident at work. The injury was to my hand. When surgeons made a surgery I couldn’t move my fingers at all for three months. Only after three months I slightly started to move them with physiotherapist help.
I could only start to work again after six months since I had an injury and with restrictions. I couldn’t work a lot due to my hand, and my wife was earning the most money to our family. The hard times started again, we were struggling with money, some of the weeks we couldn’t pay for rent.
Due to injury, I had, it was really hard to get any job after my hand became stronger. Took me about ten months to start to work without any restrictions.
I remember, how I was feeling good again when I got a job. I worked twelve hours shifts, days, nights, weekends – as much as it was possible.
Still was really hard because we had to pay back for rent, car has broken, had to replace and etc. First clothes we bought after we spent two years in United Kingdom and it was only because the old was badly worn.
Last year in November my wife told me that she is pregnant and we will be parents. I felt like happiest man in the world, I was full with endless happiness and emotions. I thought: no matter that there isn’t easy to live but our little one will change that all, that our life becomes brighter.
Everything seemed to be going to a better side, when suddenly after night shift I fainted at home. My wife called to emergency services and ambulance took me to hospital. The doctors made tests, exanimate me, said that I had “Vasovagal syncope” and let me home. Doctors advised me to slow down, reduce working hours and stress.
So now we are again, trying to live counting every pence, trying to save, but nothing remains after we have pay for everything.
All that hard life we had so far seemed to be not that bad until one evening my wife mentioned to me that she want to go back home. Home – back to our country. At that moment I felt like I had heart broken. I started to cry, I couldn’t explain to my wife why, just one thought was in my head that we can’t afford.
We will have our little one shortly, we will be parents and it is the best thing in our life that could happen.
We are hoping that our baby will be a new life, new beginning for us. Maybe we will get a second chance to start our life together again.
We really want to go back to our country to start everything from the beginning, but to do so we need to clear out our debt.
Any help would be absolutely incredible to we can finally start our new life.