We are looking for a new house.
We have pretty much outstayed our welcome at my parent’s house.
Mainly because Pat is studying full time from home. I am studying part time from home.
Some people think that because we don’t go to a campus every day – IT DOESN’T COUNT.
That we enjoy Pat getting $400 a fortnight.
Just to let everyone in on a secret – without giving you any figures – we are approx $750 a fortnight worse off than if Pat was working. Why would either of us enjoy it?
Quite frankly, we’d both rather NOT have to stress about everything being paid on time.
But you know what?
This is life. And we only get one of it (depending on what you believe).
I’d LIKE to believe that we get more than one shot.
BUT if we don’t, I’m pretty sure we’re not going to be saying “Man, I totally wish I spent 40 years in a job that I fucking hated just so I could pay a mortgage for a house I don’t particularly like, but it’s in the right area and it looks right so I will.”
SO we’ll deal with people thinking that what we’re doing doesn’t count. Because in four years or so, we’ll both have our degrees. We’ll both be happy in our jobs. And we won’t be spending our entire lives hating the fact we have to go to work in the morning.
I can deal with living in a little 3 bed unit in the “wrong” area of town for that, thanks.