Do you spend much time worrying about how you will get by?

@daeckardt (6245)
United States
July 10, 2009 7:43pm CST
I have a tendency to take things one day at a time. I figure that if I take it easy, that things will take care of themselves. This doesn't always work, but I can't see getting all worked up over something that I can't control. Case in point. I am a student and receive a refund on my financial aid every term in school. Before I started school, my brother gave me money from my nephew's financial aid so I could get into my apartment and survive until I got into school. When I got my first financial aid check in March, I had to send money to my nephew. That is fine with me, but then my brother told me that I couldn't spend any money on me. I had to leave it available to send to my nephew every month. I wound up running out of money before my next check came in and he chewed me up over that. I got my next check about June 15. I got things paid for and somehow, I wound up running out of money again already. At least I had the presence of mind to pay two months rent when I had the money. But now I don't have work and my brother expects me to send more money to my nephew in another ten days. I will barely have enough to do so, but I don't know what I will do if I don't start getting more hours again soon. I know that I owe my nephew money, but I have to survive too. I just wish my brother would get a job so that he can meet his son's needs without having to depend on me to do it. I am not overly worried about the overall situation because these things always work out one way or another. I have an interview on Monday so if I get that job, I might be able to not have to worry about money again. What do you think???
2 responses
@chaime (1153)
• Philippines
2 Aug 09
Yes, it really is a bind, but you know what, like what you said, everything works out fine in the end. So better hold on to that thought. It's good that you are looking for a job and it will definitely help you in the long run. Maybe you can talk to your brother regarding your concerns and maybe you can work things out with him
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@daeckardt (6245)
• United States
2 Aug 09
I am starting to feel a little more comfortable right now because in the last few days, I have arranged for two interviews for state jobs, the possibility of pizza delivery, and my brother telling me the recession is over (I'll believe it when I get a job). There have been a lot more jobs coming open it seems like, so maybe things will work out soon. Thanks for the response.
@EliteUser (3971)
• Australia
28 Sep 09
Hey, Yea I actually spend a huge amount of time worrying about how on earth I will actually get by. But then again, I should stop worrying about all these problems, they will all get resolved one day at a time. Make sure you have a good day, God bless and Happy Lotting!!