Stories on Depression: ‘Help Me Find Myself’ Life as An Unemployed Mother in Her 20s
Here we go again!
She can’t stop wondering what her life would be like; would she by now be succeeding in pursuing her studies, working on her Bachelor’s degree in Translation or in Education as it’s her passion and dream? Or working to change people’s lives with her English language and French degree…
At present she has become a superwoman, she looks after her son, husband and household, all while trying to run her small business and make it a success.
Every day, she looks up scholarships and job advertisement opportunities because even though she is so occupied, she still has the strength to remind herself that she is a graduate who by all means must pursue a career in what she loves.
“I feel like I have been a housewife like…forever!” She says to herself on a daily. Business has not been good lately and her husband’s salary is not enough to cover all their living expenses.
One moment she is fine, she consoles herself that it is OK and it will all soon be OK. She’ll find a job and this time she is willing to settle for any job so as to contribute especially to her son’s well being. And the next, it is all dark, she can’t control the situation; her head which always looks otherwise even when things are rough is a disaster, the refrigerator is empty for weeks, electricity running low and nothing is going well.
She is extremely powerless at this point, she neither has the strength to eat nor go out for sunbath, all she does is sit on the couch all day. She has lost herself, all she has left are pictures in her phone to remind her of the woman she is or was, it does not even matter because she feels like all she does is to take care of the world but it won’t return the favour.
It’s from this that i kindly ask, “Help me find myself“
Story by Anonnymous
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