Oh, I lived in an intentional community AND I HATED IT!!!! BUT I didn't choose my roommates (we were assigned to each other) and the house was really too small (4/5 of us shared a bedroom). I miiiiight do it again with people I liked or at least had some say in choosing and in a bigger house. Miiiiiiight. Maaaaaybe. Possibly. I would think about it. Probably.
Best tag everrrrrrrr Also, I wonder if that lady was trying to make you feel comfortable because she saw that you felt out of place. That would have been a nice thing to do.
"But at the loss of faith in the idea that good, hard work always pays off. That the work you do accrues like little blocks, stacking beneath you and always raising you up towards something better." I really liked this essay too, especially this quoted part. It's definitely hard to realize that even if you do everything right, your dreams might not come true.
Oh my god, I have actually done this! I mean, I lived with my elderly grandmother for three (or four-ish??) years, in a rent-free role I dubbed Resident Comic Relief. My grandmother had her own caregivers who helped her with dressing, bathing, etc. I was responsible for providing nail polish colors, sneaking my grandmother ice cream she wasn't strictly supposed to eat, and telling stupid jokes on demand. It was amazing and awesome. I would actually love to live in a set-up like this again.
"Cities are too compact for me. Not to mention, I’d have no trees or fields to have bonfires in, so I don’t think I’d survive mentally in a city." This child knows my heart, omg. I love this interview please have a million more like it thank you.
@chevyvan YOU DID GREAT!! THIS IS SO GREAT!!! Seriously, I know this pattern soooo well and it is super frustrating to feel like you never get ahead. YOU DID AWESOME!!!
I did my one thing before coming to work, which was curbing the trash, because if I don't do it, my father goes to my house when I'm out and does it for me. And I need to prove I Can Adult. My next one thing should be to call the cable company when I get home. MAYBE!
@Allison You can do it.
BOA Visa Jan 15 balance: $787.82 Feb 15 balance: $584.78 Only $40 of that is from money I earned...the rest is from a Christmas gift. But at least I didn't use the gift to buy more things?? IDK. I really want to pay this off in the next couple of months, because I would like to work less to focus on school starting in May. But I don't know. This is so FRAUGHT.
@limenotapple Dental costs are SOOO hard, plus some people (ME) find the dentist terrifying, so I just want to say that I'm proud of you for going to the dentist and I'm proud of you for having paid off over SEVEN THOUSAND DOLLARS of that debt!!