I have never done any of these things before, but I figure that I should introduce myself and give a little bit of a background of who I am. I am currently 24 years old and I’m working a job that pays me minimum wage. (I work with kids that have Autism). I love what I do because it is so rewarding to be that helping hand to those who need it most. Growing up the only person I ever had in my life to help me was my father. My mother was never in the picture. It has always been just the 2 of us.
After i had graduated from high school, I took a year off just so that way I could save up some money to eventually go to college. My dad persuaded me to start school as soon as I can and that was his one wish…for me to become a successful young women. I had started the Fall semester (the beginning of september, 2014). My father found a job all the way out in Connecticut making good money as a head chef. So he stayed out there and came back to visit me on the weekends.
One day, on september 16th I received a call at 3:00 in the morning from the hospital out in Connecticut. The doctor told me my father had been diagnosed with Stage 4 Cancer. Once I got to the hospital, he was pronounced dead september 17th at around 1am.
Since then, I have been living with friends. I’ve tried to get through school but, unfortunately, everywhere I lived, I kept getting thrown out. I was basically “house hopping” for a few years with no stable place to live. So I took a break from school and because of that… I am now deep in $13,000 in debt.
I then moved out to Texas because it was cheaper and again, I was living with different friends. Once I moved out there, I came across a dealership and they helped me get out of my first car that I was driving that had lots of problems going on with it. (My first car was a ’99 Honda Civic). No one told me that financing a car would actually hurt me more than it would help me. (In my current situation). I unfortunately, learned that the hard way. (About around $12,000 dollars left to pay on my current car).
And, because of being in times of hardship… I’ve even taken out a few loans from the bank just so I can live and survive. Eventually, I moved from there and now back in New York living with my boyfriend and his lovely family who have been a huge help providing a roof over my head. But now I’m trying so hard to get back on the right track and dig myself out of this mess. I’ve learned a lot of things going throughout my life from when I was 19 up until now that I am 24. I wish I had known all those things back then, cause I would have done alot of things differently.
If anyone out there can help me with my current situation, that would help so much! I’m not the type to ask for help… in fact, a little bit embarrassed that it had to come to this point in my life to beg.. but, I would definitely like to start over and begin adulthood the right way this time!