starting my recovery!
Hi everyone! I'm Alex. I'm a man in his 30s from Florida. Like many millenials, I took on a lot of student loan debt with the hopes of earning a good job after graduation. I actually got the job (eventually) but I became obsessed with paying off the loans quickly. I ended up joining a crowdfunding site to try and raise money for my loans, but when I fell behind in the 'queue' I started putting in my own money to jump ahead, first a little bit, then a lot, including taking on credit card debt and chasing losses. I feel guilty that I wasted so much time, energy and treasure, but I'm ready to admit I have a problem and quit. I'd appreciate your support!
I guess it's day one for me- what I've learned about my healthy habits is that they are formed one day at a time through hard work, as opposed to my gambling which is
impulsive. So I'm going to take things relatively slow. For now, I'm starting with 1) admitting that I have a problem, publicly, on here and to my family; 2) taking an honest
inventory of just how much I owe (which is scary but important!); and resolving to quit spending any amount of money, no matter how small, on any type of gambling no
matter the type or amount.
Wish me luck, and the best of luck to all of you as well!