Life has been difficult. I’ve been battling my mental health, and the financial difficulties that my three sons and I are experiencing at the moment have put a strain on it. My living situation isn't great either. Right now things are difficult, but I'm happy with where my mental health is now. I've had therapy and I'm ready to go back to work.
I live in a 2-bed with my three sons. The house is very small. My three boys fight a lot, so I had to give up my room to my 19-year old, and now I sleep in the living room. I suffer from lots of back pain, and the lack of space isn't great. It's making my health worse. I've already spoken to the council and they've declared my house is overcrowded. There’s just a lot of back and forth and barely any movement. We also have mice! They're in the living room and I can hear them scurrying around so I can't sleep. It's really affected my mental health, and I just I don't want to go back to square one.
It’s fair to say that the last few years have been a rollercoaster. But things started getting better since I started having therapy. It has made me feel very calm, and now I’m in a position where I’m finally ready to work again! I want to work in childcare to gain more experience. My long-term goal is to work as a Special Educational Needs teacher. I’d like to support vulnerable children and their families. I want a stable place to live and a stable job so I can provide for my kids and I. That's it really, I don't need much!