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Earth-loving, birth-loving, body-working, simple-livin' mama to two sweet girls and fiance to a hard-working man
Mama to Ainsley (7/01) , Finley (10/06) and Jade (10/06)
Oh I completely underestand...when I got my "professional" social work job after finishing college i had to take a *paycut* from the Fast food job I had been working to get through school. *grumble*
I'm starting to feel exactly like your post....dh and i have worked hard, have college degrees, but also tons and tons of debt, and low paying jobs.
i hope this comes across as helpful, because that's how it's intended.
this time last year, I was a pregnant SAHm to 2 children, wife to someone underemployed, and we were both in a load of (student loan) debt- living in an apartment that was pitifully small and completely inadequate. i resigned myself into believing that we might never be financially stable, and that we would never own a house. the most i could hope for was to someday live in a rental that would be big enough for my children to have some personal space, and that we could hold out financially until my youngest was 18 months, and i could go back to work (crappy, low-paying job).
Just months later, my husband received a job offer in his field that would be just enough to pay the bills! And a few months after that, we discovered that it would be economically feasible to buy a house! And now here we are, living in a house that's big enough with a backyard and my husband is working in a job where he feels appreciated, with people he likes! if you had told me where i would be in a year, i wouldn't have believed you, because after years of hoping, i had resigned myself to my situation. just sayin', things can change. but don't let me interrupt your pity party, because i know how necessary that can be.