There have been a lot of op-eds and columns about how 20somethings are being hit hardest by the recession. Last in, first out. Brought up with the idea that if you just worked hard you could get ahead. Thinking you should get a degree, find a job, buy a house. And how that’s just not true, and it’s all falling apart.
I’m just glad we don’t have a mortgage.
I know once we get through this, nothing will ever be the same again. I won’t take anything for granted. I’m going to be even more cautious than I was before. Nothing is for certain. Nothing is safe, nothing is assured, and it can all be taken away from you in an instant. Corps have no loyalty to you. All you can do is look out for yourself, be prepared for anything and pick yourself back up.
I feel stressed a lot, and I freaked out today at the butcher’s because we had to keep it to $20 or less to stay under budget.
It’s not like my card would have been declined or anything, but it would have been money we didn’t have.
We got in at $21, and BF came up with a $5 bill from nowhere.
“See? Now we’re UNDER budget,” he told me.
Please, let Work and Income DO something. DO their jobs and give him what he’s entitled to. $10. $25. $50. Whatever.Any little bit would help, and keep us afloat for longer. $100 would be gold. That’s about how much we’re falling short by.
If this is being a grown up, REALLY realising that the only person with your best interests at heart is YOU….I don’t like it.
As long as we can get through this.
One step at a time.