Sunday, 10 April 2011

Another day, another dollar

Well here I am on a quiet Sunday updating my blog in order to stave of boredom. Too broke to go anywhere, only enough fuel in the car to get to work for the week and hanging out for my pay cheque on Friday. How many other young twenty somethings face this scenario each week, I wonder...The choice is partially my own and partiarly due to circumstances. I don't have sufficient funds to go out over the weekend and waste on pubs, clubs and various other bits of crap and yet in a way I'm glad of this as I'd rather spend what little spare change I have on bills and debts.

Rising petrol prices, rising food prices, rising utility costs and living with a father who doesn't understand the concept of saving a dollar is starting to take it's toll on my bank balance and my sanity! I moved in with my father a little over two years ago after my marriage broke down and I had nowhere to go. I moved in with a bag of clothes and a pile of debts hanging over my head. A joint loan, maxed out credit card and various other bills and an ex husband no where to be seen. Two years later, I still have a loan outstanding a maxed out credit card and an unemployed father to support. Sometimes I seriously wonder how much longer I can hold out before I go bonkers and break down, rendered useless by the stresses of today's lifestyle...

Sometimes I sit down and think about the kind of life I'd like to live and what I'd like my future to be like and I see my dreams moving further and further away. The hope of owning a place of my own, seems to be nigh on impossible on my small wage, being financially comfortable and travelling the world seems frivolous. I often ask myself will I ever get there, is it even worth it and am I just dreaming? But the thing is I can't give up entirely. How I wish I could! But there is a little spark in me that needs to be fanned in order to get where I want to go. Perhaps now is a good time to reassess my situation and start striving forward....


  1. Greetings Twenty Something, from another twenty something sitting at home updating her blog on a quiet Sunday :) - I don't even have a car! (By choice).

    Don't give up on your dreams, they are possible - take a look at Peter Cerexhe's "Only 104 Weeks to Your Home Deposit" - it's inspiring. Good luck with your goals and moving forward!!

  2. Twenty Something, just a quick note to say how much I am enjoying your fledgling blog - I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award:
    I'm not sure if you accept awards, but I really felt that Twenty Something in Today's World deserved this.