"Anyone here like that?" There is a whole world of people living like you are, and worse! It doesn't feel good to work just to pay bills. You have places you want to go. You have things you'd love to buy. You have things you want to do. However, instead of looking at what you don't have, let's take a look at what you DO have. You have a cell phone. Some are living outside. You have time warner cable. Some people's electricity has been cut off due to non-payment.
So, they have no television. Those are luxuries. There are people who have no food, clothing, or shelter. There are people who are REALLY physically sick and can't work at all. They have no insurance and they've lost everything. I know it's all relative. What is sickening to you is valid when you're struggling in your own kind of way. But, always ask yourself, if I took a homeless person, and asked them if they wanted my life, what do you think they'd say?
Believe me, you're complaining about waking up and going to work. But, there are many who didn't live to see today. You talk about working just to pay bills. When there are many who are unemployed and can't pay bills. You're talking about sleeping 6 hours. There are many who have no bed to sleep on. You can say you come back home everyday. There are some who have no home. Or, they come home to a house full of responsibilities that you don't have. Because, you are alone. The only person you have to be concerned with is yourself. You work alone? Great!
There are many who work in teams, and they can't stand their co-workers. You eat alone. You have food to eat. Many do not. Believe me, you might be sick of working to pay bills and nothing else. But, you can look forward to getting a regular paycheck. You might not be able to do anything else you want to do. And, you feel angry at doing nothing but paying bills. But, my goodness lady, you are wealthy compared to what many people are going through! Please, as much as it angers you and as much as you feel there's no other purpose to your life; always be determined to look at what you DO have.
Can you think of ways you can cut down on household expenses? Have you tried to get a part-time job to help you pay off some debts quicker. Your phone plan is it the cheapest you can get? Maybe, you need to get rid of Time Warner and go to Hulu's paid account to watch your favorite shows online. I know it sucks. But, you have to fight the feeling of hopelessness that do come. I'm not trying to say what you feel is not valid. But, you have complete control over how you'll choose to react to your situation. You can look at it as all negative. Or, you can see it for the many blessings that you have compared to others.
I know you want to do more. And, maybe later down the road when you pay some things off you will. I don't know what type of salary you're making. Or, how high your living expenses are. But, you might need to try and get a better paying job. It's hard, but with the right networking and skill level you could try. If you have no skills and you're getting paid peanuts. Then, you'll struggle with these utility companies, cable companies, and living expenses that nickel and dime you while your salary doesn't increase. You also can't try to buy steak with baloney money. You might have to give up some luxuries, if that mean you'll have extra money to do the things you'd like to do. Believe me, I totally understand what you're going through. But, thinking about your situation as you are will only make you feel worse. Good luck.
- Response by thelovedovefor1
, A Creative, Female, 46-55, Atlanta, Who Cares?