Hi everyone, my name is Jessica and I am the proud mother of three young boys. Let me tell you a bit about myself. I’m quite an adventurous person so my hobbies are anything to do with the outdoors. I love to ride my bike or go for walks in new places. I would love to go skydiving one day!
Looking at the last few years, it has been challenging. Shortly after losing my job last year, my partner and I separated. Having to manage the separation from the father of my children alongside becoming a self-sufficient working mum has been really tough. For example, because I didn't have any family or friends to look after my children while I worked, I began falling behind on my household bills more than ever. Through all this, my 3 young children have made me truly happy. Taking them out to explore the world and having new experiences with them is my favourite thing to do. Having to raise three children though has really changed me. The more time goes by, the more I’m learning about myself, about how strong I am and about the person I want to be (always striving to be a better person). I strive to constantly develop my character and just try to be a genuine and respectful human being.
I am very excited to start work as a carer. I’m a very caring person by nature, I love meeting new people and building rapport with them. The flexibility that working as a carer offers is exactly what I need. My dream is to one day become a clinical psychologist with a PhD. In the short-term, I would love just to have a stable job which would put other things into place for me such as being able to pay off outstanding debts, taking my children out to see more of the world. I would like to financially come to a point whereby I could buy my house off the council.
I cannot thank the Beam community enough for your support! It is a a very new feeling to me as I’ve never experienced people genuinely wanting to help me with my goals. I’ve always felt quite alone and I’ve been told many times that I aim too high, that I can’t have it all, I’m either a mother or I work, that I can’t do both. I came to accept my fate and always expected the worst outcome possible so that I never have to feel let down again. Now I’m fighting back, I want to be a working mother, able to provide more for my children and give them a better life and the fact that people are supporting me in this is amazing.
Last but not least, if you are someone also thinking of reaching out to Beam for help, absolutely go for it! I wasn’t sure what to expect at first but my case worker is absolutely lovely and very supportive, they set everything out for you in easy steps and are with you all the way!