I'm happy when I am learning something new. It makes me feel like I'm developing myself as part of the modern world. I also feel so sincerely grateful to all the people who have shared their own experiences with me. This is the best gift they could give me - sharing our experiences is the first step to making the world a better place.
Being a single mother with two kids is the main cause of my housing difficulties. I had a lot of trouble finding a landlord that would be happy to accept me and my children. Some people fall back on stereotypes and think that my kids will destroy the house and make lots of noise. Some refuse people that need benefits assistance and although I've been working part-time, some people didn't think I would be responsible and keep up with my rent payments. We were sofa surfing for a while and staying in hotels until I could figure out a stable housing situation. Being homeless with 2 kids is definitely the hardest thing I've ever had to face. I never want to expose them to that level of uncertainty again!
I'm excited now to have the opportunity to build my career and to be a good example for my kids. I hope they can look at what I've overcome and what I'm building and that they can see that they're able to do whatever they put their minds to. I hope that they can grow to be empathetic people who help others experiencing difficulties, knowing there are people that helped us through our own difficult times. My goal is to finally be able to have my own house and to be in a position where I can help other mothers who are in a similar situation to what I was previously in.
My ultimate dream would be to open my own hospital one day, but for now I'm happy to build up my experience in this field. It's an amazing feeling to know that I'm one step closer to making my dreams come true. I'm so grateful for the support I've received from Beam so far. It's shown me that people can do so much more together than alone.