So this isn’t something I ever saw myself doing, but it’s been a rough year.
Last year I started going through the process of a divorce, and coming from being a stay at home mom for more than four years things were difficult to piece together. A lot of couch surfing and even sleeping in my car. Thanks to some friends I was able to get into a great apartment, and then I got a wonderful job. While it was still tight, things were looking up. Several weeks ago I had to buy a vehicle, which is something I was not expecting for at least another year or two. This took all of my savings and then some. Many bills are going unpaid, and keeping groceries in the house has been difficult for some time now.
I’ve been working as much overtime as my job allows, have sold everything of value that I own, and have even started doing food deliveries on the side. Unfortunately, I will still not have enough time to save the kind of money we will need to move by the end of June. We don’t really have anywhere to go that will allow me to continue working as I need to. If it was just me I would probably just hang in my car, but that separation from my kids over the winter was extraordinarily hard on all of us.
If you’ve read this far, I appreciate you. Any positive vibes you can send our way is appreciated. A big thanks to our friends and family who have helped with furniture, food, and clothing since everything happened last year. I would not be making it without you!