During my life I have never had any type of stability. We were always moving with the result that I never had time to build solid friendships or relationships of any kind for that matter. Now I am the mommy of a beautiful little boy. He is 5 years old and truly the love of my life. I really want to avoid him having to live that kind of life. I want him to have the stability I craved as a youngster.
The problem is that I never had the opportunity to complete my education (through no fault of my own, I promise) so it doesn't matter how hard I work, that dream is something that I will never be able to achieve on my own. There are so many things that I have tried to make my target, from working 3 jobs at once to teaching myself carpentry and building stuff to sell (I still do that). It just isn't enough.
I am saddened when I drive around South Africa and I see houses falling into dilapidation while we would do almost anything to have a home of our own. I have thought many times that I should try to find those owners to negotiate a deal but I have no idea where I would even start. I dream of how I would fix the house, where my vegetables will be grown and where the fruit trees will get the most water. I have heard of rich people donating unused homes to struggling families but I know better than to sit around waiting for such a miracle to happen to me.
If I make more money than I need for my son's home, I would also love to get my ankle fixed if that is at all possible. I broke it very badly about 5 years ago (tri-maleolar and post dislocation due to insufficient calcium consumption during pregnancy) and some days it is quite hard to get around. I cannot afford a single day completely off or things will get really bad (also, I feel terribly guilty if I am not busy) and if I can use my ankle better I would be able to get more done in a day which in turn may allow me more time to spend with my son and I could be more active with him too.
I figured, I have a great book that I know people would love but even though I am quite good at writing, I am not formally educated to be a writer and I suck when it comes to sales so if I give it away as a reward for some money, I know it could work. Even if every person who reads my story would donate a single rand to my cause, I should be able to raise what I need, even if it only covers the home I so desperately want to get for my son. I know there are many other, more worthwhile causes out there but I would appreciate any and all help that comes our way.
Hoping you have an amazing day.