I lost my car then my home

  1. I have lost my car then my house all because I want to be a nurse. I got laid off from a factory that was in financial destuction and they didn't know if they could remain open or not. During this lay off I had alot of time to think about what I was going to do and I desided to pursue my dream and become a nurse. I got a letter stating that I was being called back. I desided to make the biggest desision of my life and that was to go back to school instead of back to the factory. I went from making $13.25 per hour to $7.25 per hour working as a nursing assistant at a nursing home. As I progressed in school I had to cut back on my hours to work and at this time I had my car repossesed and now I am being evicted from my home.My husband is working but it's still not enough to make ends meat. I am increasing my hours at work again so that hopfully I can somehow manage to do both school and work and raise my three childern. I have to make sacrifices along the way and it gets really tough sometimes but we are all healthy and have each other and if worse came to worse I could move back home but that would make for a crowded house. I want to be a nurse more than anything in the world and will do so as long as my family and I have each other and aren't in any danger.
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    Joined: Oct '02; Posts: 52


  3. by   CountrifiedRN

    I'm so sorry. It sounds like you have been having a rough time. How much longer do you have until you graduate? Have you applied for financial aid, scholarships, and/or student loans?

    Just think, once you make it through you will be in a better situation. Do what you have to to make it through school, even if you do have to live with family for a while.

    Thoughts and prayers for you to stay strong. You can make it through this!
  4. by   lisalue
    I am so sorry to hear that you are having such a hard time. I will keep you in my prayers and I hope that things will get better for you soon.
  5. by   duckie
    If I were ever to hit the lottery, it's folks like you that would be first on my list to help fulfill their dreams. I'm so sorry. Please know, I care. (((((HUGS))))) Duckie
  6. by   BBFRN
    Ahhh, the joys of nursing school! Hang in there, it does get better!
  7. by   jenac
    Gordi- I know the feeling. I lived off of student loans and scrapping pennies the whole time. I had to give up alot to go to school, made arrangements with every bill collecter and lived off as much credit as I could get. Months after school- I'm still buried in debt. But, slowly- it is getting better. One day at a time. You can make it through this-be strong and remember why you choose this path. I truely wish you the best-and my thoughts are with you. Keep your head high and deal with only what you can, one obsticle at a time. That's the best any of us can do, right? Good luck.
    So sorry to hear about your troubles! trust me...it will work out. Hold on with both hands to your dream,and keep going. Bet you're thinking *EASY FOR HER TO SAY*!But we've all been there. I'll be thinking about you. CHICK
  9. by   camkib
    I'm really sorry about what you're going through. Just know that God will work it out.

    You and your family are in my prayers.
  10. by   suzannasue
    WOW...I am so very sorry all of this is happening to you..dag nabbit...been there myself and it breaks my heart to see hard working folks losing things they have worked so long to obtain...seek help from friends, family...social services...financial aid office...
    I agree with duckie...there's a reason I have not won a lottery...would give it all away....
    Take care...keep us posted...
    {{{{{{{{{gordi24 and family }}}}}}}}}}}}
  11. by   Scavenger'sWife
    Just know we are here to help you in whatever way we can. PLEASE go to your school's Financial Aide Office and explain the situation to them. They will help you with loans and other aide. Many of them can also give a stipend to help you live on it and pay bills. IN THE END IT WILL BE WORTH IT! And you will have a degree to earn a better living forever.

    My prayers are with you. I have been going through a rough time, too (See my thread "Exorcism" if ya wanna) so BELIEVE ME I do feel for you. I will add you & your family to my prayers.

  12. by   webbiedebbie
    Back in 87, I lost my home and car too. My then husband got me a car from a junk yard for $50. The driver's door fell off one morning on my way to school. Also, it would not go into reverse. I hated that car, but it got me where I needed to go, and I knew it would be gone once I finished school and started working as a nurse. Yes, it was worth it. Today, I can laugh about it.

    I'm sorry this happened to you. Keep the faith though.
  13. by   renerian
    UGH I feel for you. Gosh that must be so painful. Hugs to you,

  14. by   susanmary
    One step backward ... two steps forward. Hang in there.