Not sure how to start a new life and what avenues are available to me I live in such a small town in Texas that I can’t for see any opportunities for a person like me .For the most part I have been mentally abused over the years Being told I’d never be worth over $10 an hour and only have some high school education .So not sure how to gain strength and confidence in myself after that but want to become more. I love to paint and design /build things and am very creative. I’m mostly familiar with construction work .My Dad was a contractor whom put me to work at the age of eight.Ive worked in some retail but for the most part I’ve painted houses ,been a single mom ,Was maintenance for a resort doing refurbish and finish work in remodeling . I’ve worked as a veterinarian assistant . Have some light Office working skills and now nothing . I’ll just say there is not a high demand for female carpenters here and know they keep it that way to keep us ladies in a position to conform . Even in retail for instance my Nephew and I applied for the same retail position an hour apart at same company they offered him $ 4.00 more per hour base rate and I had to play let’s make a deal to even get that much with my 2 years of experience at the time compared to his no experience being that it was his 1st job. Talk about having feelings of insult or start questioning self worth......phew! I have yet to find any office within 50 miles from my house for any type of resources being a mid 40’s single female. Bummer! I just for once and for all would like to know what it feels like not to have to finagle bills. I almost got there once then my Mother got diagnosed with Cancer , and has recently passed .
Anyhow if by chance y’all know of any resources I’d greatly appreciate and be so very thankful.