2018 has hit me hard. I started my divorce from an alcoholic husband learned how to cope with being a single mum, studying for my degree in Education as well as living with Multiple Sclerosis.
Due to the divorce, I am financially struggling to pay my study fees and paying for my divorce. My ex refuses to pay anything and getting maintenance out of him is a battle. What I get, I use to make sure my son has what he needs.
I work 4 Jobs, 2 of which are in Education. One is at a school, which might lay me off at the end of the year due to funding, the other is in adult education.
I have given up on my medical insurance, as I cannot afford it since my ex has moved out. So now I am not getting my DMD medication that is so crucial for slowing down my MS.
I owe the University an amount of money and if I do not pay it, I cannot get my registration details to register with the Teaching Council, and then I will lose my Job as a teacher which I cannot afford. I have to register before January 2019. The small amount that I do get, goes into my Son and just about covers bills and his medical.
I cannot lose my job, any of them. I have fought with MS for too long and too hard to lay down now.
Any small amount will be put directly into funding my studies so that my little one, and my students, will see that no matter how difficult life gets, no matter how Ill you are, how many times life knocks you down, you get up, brush off the dust and move on stronger.
Thank you for reading.