Look for the positive and you will prevail!
Life in Myrtle Beach, SC, can truly be a struggle for most. The wages are not very good and the job market is weak. The cost of living is not horrible, but being a tourist town prices fluctuate a lot depending on the season affecting the locals.
Well, my mother was a real estate agent here taking care of an 8, 7, and 5 year old as a single mother. A year ago my step-dad left and abandoned her with a large sum of debt and no money. Her strength to keep strong was the children and their well being. She never had a negative attitude, but kept faith that relief would soon come and things would be better.
And after months of hope the wheels turned and things got much better. In March 2008 she got a job offer in Virginia for a government contractor making $85k a year. She moved with my siblings in April and has been working to provide for them. What a change, making about $9k for the entire year of 2007 to $85k by keeping up her spirit!
Things are not in the clear for her yet. She still has the mortgage on the house here in South Carolina and rent in Virginia combined to be about $4k a month. However, she doesn’t lose her faith and is actively working with the bank to sell the house in SC. With her positive spirit things will soon be in her court and work out.
All things do happen for a reason!