Debra Skye, a 52-year-old woman working three jobs to support her family, realizes the toll it has taken on her well-being.
Her husband, Austin, has been financially dependent since losing his job over two decades ago. After a rude awakening at a cafe, Debra decides to prioritize herself. She cuts off her daughter Kayla’s allowance, urging her to find work instead of becoming complacent. Debra undergoes a transformation, treating herself to a salon visit and shopping spree. When Austin confronts her for neglecting work, Debra reveals her desire for a divorce, tired of shouldering the family’s financial burdens alone. Austin moves out, and Kayla, shocked by her mother’s changes, stops asking for money. Debra quits her disliked jobs, pursues her passion, and travels the world. Despite Austin’s plea to return after finding a job, Debra stands firm in her decision, choosing to live a fulfilling life.
What can we gain from this story?
- Self-love is non-negotiable. Debra sacrificed for her family without thinking about herself until the rude kids pointed out just how much it was affecting her. Her awakening brought about change, and she was able to start living for herself once more.
- Never stop trying. Kayla and Austin gave up so easily because they were getting all they needed through Debra, who never complained. They forgot that the only way to move forward was by trying, but luckily Debra was there to remind them.