I’m thinking of giving up this blog in favour of something different (maybe to do with my depression/low mood). Nothing much seems to change on the day to day benefits fight for the better and to be honest I’ve obviously not been keeping this blog up to date due to my mindset and the numerous other things I’m pursuing in an effort to make my life and that of my family a bit better.
My partner is still on the work programme but it’s not moving forward, in part due to the offices closing and them not finding any premises for over three months. I can’t see anything much changing for the foreseeable future and my head is all over the place. I don’t think I’m a bad person but my life has been hard and doesn’t get any easier. I’ve made and continue to make bad decisions, but I have tried to be a good Mum and equip my children to cope in the real world. I’ve applied for numerous jobs but often get no acknowledgement and am still jobless. Nothing seems to run smoothly for me and on top of having to struggle along on a tight budget, I have had a six month running battle with a utility company which had to go the the ombudsman due to getting absolutely nowhere on my own.
Although I do no paid work I am constantly on the go, feel like I have little time for myself, I am the one who everyone comes to with all the family problems. I don’t see myself as one of the ‘scroungers’ but am aware that is increasingly how the public view people such as myself. Maybe they are right? After all people do manage to work with children and a depressed partner. I’m increasingly disheartened and disillusioned with the direction this country is travelling. I’m not sure where to go from here.
Thank you all for looking at this blog, I’ve had more hits than I ever imagined when I first began it as a place to offload and try to help anyone I could. I am not going to close totally just yet and will continue to post should anything happen or come to mind that may be of any use to anyone.
Cheers for the support. Bye for now.
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I haven’t been very good at keeping this blog up to date of late, unfortunately life has got in the way. I am still more or less in the same position that I was in before I started this blog except I have learned to look at things a bit differently. Although our finances are worse than they have ever been we have managed. I am very good at budgeting and I don’t mean that in a bragging way. I know others out there through no fault of their own, have debts etc around their necks and others due to benefit cuts, bedroom tax etc are in dire straights, but at the moment we are just about getting by. It’s difficult and from what is being said it’s not going to get any better but I still have to believe that one day things will swing the other way and the public will have their eyes opened to exactly what agenda this government and the political elite at large, have in mind. It is terrible that all those rights our fathers, grandfathers, great grandfathers and their respective female other halves fought for are being eroded. We fought for them once and it looks like we will have to again, but things will change one day just as they have done in the past. Though it is hard I am asking you to look to the new year with optimism and know that you aren’t alone. There are many of us and the more people are pushed into the ground the more those creating our misfortune need to fear because the danger will occur when we are as low as we can go with nothing to lose. I am desperately trying to better my chances of employment or self employment, which I know for some isn’t possible. I will always feel empathy and try to understand those less fortunate then myself, even if I manage to get a better standard of living than I now have. That is what some of those who look down on us should remember for many poverty is just a pay packet away. Let us all stick together and bring this persecution to an end.
I wish you all a Happy and United New Year!
Thank you for reading my blog and I will try and be a bit more active in 2014.
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