I've been having some rough years for the longest time. My parents separated when I was 10, and my mom raised my sister and I. All of us worked hard to better our life. I didn't grow up in a very lavish life, no materialistic things or whatever people considered they needed. I was content with what I had. As I got older, I started to work to support myself and the household. But my mom wanted me to concentrate on school, so I just focused on high school and college. I had a very difficult time in high school, but I kept myself strong and graduated. Went to a community college and was doing great. My dream was to become a dentist. I was happy with where I was in life. Then I got into a car accident. My dad had bought my sister a car for graduation, but she gave it to me once she got married. The car was totaled, and my dad collected the money and didn't buy me a car. So I had to stop going to school, and borrow money from my Uncle to buy a car. Bought a nice, decent car for $4K. I got a part time job and paid my Uncle back and still went to school. Life was eh, it was difficult because it was just me and my mom trying to support each other. We needed more income, so I started working full time and stopped going to school. Worked at a dealership washing car, which was fun because I was still young, and I made a few friends with people who bought cars from us. One guy offered me a job paying a few dollars more, but I got to do IT type of work. Started my new job, had a good amount saved up for going back to school, and was happy with where I was in life. I was going to work here until I had enough saved up to support my mom and I, and still be able to go back to school. Well, people in the office started to gossip about me and I wasn't liked very much. I had my own office, came in when I wanted and left when I wanted. I was getting paid more then some of the workers that had been working there for over 2-3 years. Long story short, I was let go from that job, but all is well because I could go back to school now. Nope, got into an accident the day I got let go. My car was totaled. I got enough to buy something else, but the engine was on its way out and so I sold it for a loss. I got a new car, used the money I saved up. Started working again, at a dealership and wasn't happy with where I was in life. I left, and started working for my Uncle, and started my own business the past year. But every time I am trying to improve my situation, I get knocked down to where I was before. I am used to the lifestyle I grew up with. As long as I have food on my table, and a roof over my head I was happy. I did, and still do path daily and have complete faith that God and the Guru's hear me, but is this some kind of test? I am in a bad place financially and mentally. I try to stay strong for my mom so she doesn't have to worry, but I am not sure what to do. I work so hard to try to get myself into a better position. I try to stay positive, but I guess life isn't easy.