economic downturn

My career is currently in an economic downturn, which happens at least once a year, but we manage to get through it.  While we have encountered minor slowdowns in the past, they have been short lived and not impacted our children or daily life to too great an extent. We are currently in one of these financial slumps…the worst one to date.  This year, due to new regulations and requirements needed to obtain a license in the state of Texas, I have had to return to school to get the required degree necessary to continue my career. The license will eventually solve many of the economic hurdles we face but I will not be able to obtain it until I have completed school and the accompanying requisite documentation needed for the state of Texas. Additionally, in the coming months, there are some new opportunities arising in my career, which will also help to alleviate the financial predicament we currently face.

It comes with a heavy heart that amid this downfall, which has lasted much longer than in the past, we have been asked to leave the house we have rented for the last 10 years. Due to this economic emergency, we cannot afford to move and we are having to put everything we own into storage while we look for a place to go. We are asking for any help we can get. We need a few months to get back on our feet and get us past this downward turn. While this situation is most troubling, we have hope and faith, that with the aid of family and friends, we will emerge from this dark time with renewed assurance for a bright future.


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