Living vs existing

So as I started to write this I watched Britney’s new video, it made me feel motion sick and dizzy so just gimme 5mins to spin in another direction…

5min later

Ok yep better now, can see in one direction instead of 10, also reduced my chances of having a fit.

 

Annnnnyway, lately I have kind of been feeling angry towards the fact I have little or no money. I realise there not much chance of this changing for at least a year but it makes me feel like I’m Just Existing. I study… I sleep… I eat… I see my friends, who are also poor but richer than I, I try to find a job but only so I have enough money to afford bs expenses like WOF/Regos/insurance/bills. This is existing. I want to go and DO something. I want to see places, go out somewhere nice, have enough money to enjoy things.

 

So this leaves me with a dilemma. This is my last year at uni, I have a choice to make –  do ONE MORE year, one more year of poorness, not being able to do much or ditch the one more year, go find a job, see how it goes and if I decide I need to go back I can… Let me just say I will actually finish my degree at the end of this year and another year would be to do a graduate diploma in marketing.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated, I don’t care if you agree/disagree with anyone else just let me know what you think 🙂

 

Cheers pets.

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2 thoughts on “Living vs existing

  1. Hmmm hard to give you advice on exactly what you should do because I don’t know your whole situation and I’m not in your shoes. But, I will share with you what my advisor in college shared with me (and it changed my whole life plan). I was working at a job that payed me lots of money and offered lots of opportunities, but it was not a job I enjoyed. It was a topic matter that was mind numbingly boring. I was offered another job, where there was no guarantee of opportunity, I couldn’t be sure I would have the job longer than four months (it was an internship) and I wouldn’t be paid hardly anthing. But it was on a career path that I loved and could get excited about.
    I went to my advisor and she said to me “The job you have that you hate but that offers lots of opportunities – in a job you hate – but pays you a lot of money — How does that job get you to where you want to be? Think about where you want to be in 5, 10 years. Staying at this job, does it get you there? If so, stay. But if it doesn’t, why stay somewhere that is not contributing to your goals? What a waste of time!”

    So, I took the internship and quit my high-paid and boring job. And it worked out just fine. Sure, I’d be making more money now if I stayed there, but I’d be so much less happy. And now I look at everything in my life under the question… will this contribute to getting me where I ultimately want to end up? If not, then why do it?

    So….. if more schooling gets you there, then do it. It’s one more year of being broke. You can do it. It’ll be worth it in the end. Trust me.

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