So where to begin…. I’m a 27 year old guy living in an average suburban town in the UK.
It’s been a tough year up until now, what with the unexpected pandemic being thrust upon us and not knowing what awaits round the corner. So I work (almost) full time as a healthcare assistant at my local hospital, which goes without saying is already one of the most underpaid jobs. As much as I actually enjoy this, it’s notoriously hard to make a living and often difficult to make ends meet each month.
I can only afford to rent at the moment, which including additional bills and other outgoings, really adds up to a lot each month. I’ve been really trying for a while to save up some money for a mortgage in future, in the hope that if I were to maybe climb the property ladder, I might benefit from this in years to come. However, the scourge of attempting to run a car, pay rent and bills, and even just have enough money to contribute towards savings, is proving extremely difficult at the moment.
I’ve heard rumors that the rental agreement price may be going up next year, which makes me a little fearful as I already find it enough of a struggle as it is! So it’s becoming less and less likely that contributing towards any amount of savings is drifting further away. I’ve even been at the point where I’ve had to weigh up any possible reductions in outgoings that I could make each month, and so far apart from my necessary bills and payments, I literally cannot cut back any further. I often take any available overtime in work that comes about, but then I also find that working almost all through the week is physically and mentally tiring (especially with long shifts).
So maybe landing on this website is a last clutch at straws, in the hope that I can put some amount of money aside, and focus on progressing in future. Even being able to travel somewhere nice after the Covid pandemic would be amazing, however it’s not feasible given my financial situation at this moment in time. The last month was a little frustrating as a number of unexpected bills landed on my doorstep which was enough to set me back and was enough for me to totally lose my positive outlook on the situation.
Life has taught me that although I will never be living on a private island or on a yacht, it certainly is important to make the best of what we have and strive for something realistic. I’ve always been close to my family, however given the current pandemic situation, they have been troubled with health issues and unfortunately I have been unable to visit. Solitude isn’t always necessarily fun….
So anyway to stay on track, I’m certainly not holding any high expectations, but any help is always greatly appreciated, and although there may always be people worse off than myself, or in more trying situations, I guess we are all struggling through life in different scenarios. Thankyou for taking the time to read this piece if you have done,
Bless you all and stay safe.