I seriously have fucked up my life from stupid decisions I use to have my shit together. I graduated HS and went into the Army. I did well and became a Sergeant. I got a State job and was making good money. I joined the National Guard and was getting ready to make E-7 should have retired by now.. Meanwhile, I had started a small business and it was doing okay. Then i got sick and lost both careers and went on disability for a measly 1200 a month. I was able to cope and went back to school and got a degree in Computer Science. At the same time I owned two house and sold both for almost half a 300,000 in profit around 2005 at the height of the housing market. I paid of my wife's car and all my debts
Flush in cash I bought a new car and a new house. So over 3 year period the money slowly was spent. I should have invested in a new business or bought stock or gold, but I spent it on daily life shit. Why because I only made 12000 a year on disability. i put a huge down payment on a nice house Then the market crashed and my house became worthless. So i ended up moving into a smaller house. Then I lost my car because I bought a lease instead of buying it. So, you can see I fucked a good situation.
Because I've been on disability for 12 years nobody gives a shit about me or my past. I applied for job at the DMV for 12.00 buck a hour and was denied. I'm stuck because I have nerve damage so its a tough thing to go off Disability.
I drive an old ass Ford Ranger that was given to me because I'm too broke to buy and new one. My son has wrecked it and it is ugly as hell. My credit is ruined because I walked away form my house, and that will fuck up anybodies change of finding a job or buying anything.
So now I have become a Craigslist loser running my computer services online for a chance of making a little extra money because I'm on disability. I fucking hate my life now I have the basics, but that is it. No thrills, excitement nothing just broke ass sitting around growing older and nothing is getting better.
Learn form my mistakes. Take care of your health. Don't buy a bunch of shit you don't need. Get a good education and stick to one career or you will end up like me a loser,