Wow, two posts in one day? Are you kidding?! I am so on the ball, its ridiculous!
Basically, I am having a mental dilemma, if you will. (Comments, Feedback, and Discussion is appreciated)
I’ve never been afraid of working my life away. I see it as a means
to an end. In fact, I used to consider myself a bit of a work-a-holic.
Out of high school, I took a 2 year sabbatical from the education
process. I landed a full-time job as a receptionist at a medical office
as well as a part-time job at a restaurant. I liked having money in my
pocket to spend. My best friend/sister had gone away to college, I
worked with my other friends, so what did it matter that I was pretty
much always at work?
Finally, I went away to college, and my first year I didn’t work. AH!
I went through withdraws! I had no money, and I didn’t know what to do
with myself! The next year, I applied and got hired for a work-study
position as the office assistant to my resident hall director. It was 8
hours a week if I was lucky. At least I had a few bucks to have fun
I packed 4 years of college into 3 by taking summer classes and
heavy-load semesters. My third year, I got a full-time job at a hotel
and worked as PR Director for a campus club. I don’t know if I really
slept much, but I liked that I had no financial worries.
Somehow, I managed to date, get engaged, and get married through my hectic college career. Thanks, Husband, for being loving through the whole process.
Here I am now: I am married. I have a full-time job. I have a house.
And as I knew they someday would, my (and my husband’s) student loans
are in full-repayment.
Yes, yes, I am getting to my dilemma.
We are doing well. We have everything we need, and we are managing to pay our bills. YAY for being self-sufficient adults!
There are other things, however, that I would like to be able have or prepare for.
I am now wanting to get a second job so that I can have some sort of
spending allowance, start saving for a family, start saving for a new
car, and I would love to be able to purchase things for my photography
Is it wrong to want these things? Sometimes I feel like I am being
too materialistic in wanting these things, and other times, I think that
it shouldn’t be wrong to want them. I have no desire to “keep up with
the Jones’”. I would just love to be able to go buy some fabric for a
new project or a new shirt without have to sit down and discuss how a
$10 “extra” purchase will throw us off.
Do I need to try to “want things” less, or is it okay to go get a
second job? Am I too materialistic, or is it okay to want a more
I realize that I am fairly recently out of college, and the job I
have now pays okay, but it is not the end-goal. Can’t I temporarily get
a second job to allow for some other activities to be possible?
These are the processes firing in my brain at the moment, and I’d
love to hear your thoughts! You can hate on me, or make me feel better,
or just whatever!
Talk to me, people!