Sunday, 24 June 2012

19 && Experiencing The Rat Race....?

ah the rat race. 

The term used by many people, describing the constantly cycle of getting up to work, to then eat, shower, sleep then go to work yet again. 

being a student, I'm somewhat sheltered from the everyday needs of going to work. Yes I don't get a lot of money from my student finance, but when i do get a job i normally just spent it on student things, going out, clothes etc

and who wouldn't? 

Being a student is the only time you get to be an adult and not have to worry about working all the time.

It however being the summer, && having 3 months of nothing to do, I decided to get a job at a posh establishment (mentioned in a previous blog post)

For 1 week i got to... Live && Breathe what many people would call the 
"rat race"

and you know what?

I hated it

waking up at 6am to get home for 7pm, to then eat, shower then pass out. I was so exhausted that by the time my head hit the pillow, it was time to wake up again and go back to work!

Now I'm in the position that, yeah the wages are rubbish but the money i earn i get to keep for myself. However if i actually had to pay for my uni rent, I would have to work 2weeks to just afford the rent.

Then i thought to myself...

When i finish my degree, & get a job, my life will consist of working to pay bills.  Because that's what "were meant to do right?"

On a final note...

Most of us have been brought up to go to school, get a degree and get a good job. 

We have always been told to get a good job "working for someone else"

Am i the only one that finds that concept slightly depressing?

I am not surprised many young women, aspire to be WAGS or marry rich men.
It sounds a lot glamorous then what they would have to do if they didn't have men with deep pockets.


need to create a business (y)

do i have any idea how? 
not really.

dreaming about my own business is better than accepting a life working for someone else?



  1. Hi) Thank you so much for your lovely comment!) I like your blog also! Great job!

  2. I saw your comment on my blog. I totally agree with everything you said in this post. I'm 36, and have always worked for someone else. The rat race is designed to make you tired and complacent. I do pay a lot of bills, I graduated from college a long time ago. Many would think I live a comfortable life. I have a house and a decent car, but I really don't. I always worry about the next round of bills I have to pay, and worry about keeping my head above water. No one wants to talk about this and people just accept this as a way of life and if you envy posh girls you get viewed a greedy and superficial... but hey its not fun on the other side. I touch on this in one blog post, but no one agreed or touched on the subject.

    Check it out.

    You should follow me, I'm following you.

  3. Really great post, I'm in a very similar situation and dreading the thought of working for somebody else, living my 9-5 life for somebody else!
    Daniella x

  4. this is so relevant to my life right now... my friend just told me she felt this way recently and I didn't know what to say

    1. its difficult thing, its so easy to just get into the 9-5 routine

  5. it gets really stressful so it's helpful to find that one thing you would love and enjoy doing to relieve you off the burning cycle -Loving Sunshine

    1. i totally agree x

      i love reading manga its my secret guilty pleasure ha xxx

  6. Wow talk about living my life. 19 years old, student, working for some spending money right here. I hate it but I love it when the pay check comes around. Your blog looks great! Keep up the good work.


    1. i know , i love the feeling of getting paid!

      thanks xx

    2. You basically just described my life, I hate the rat race. It makes me sick thinking that this is how my life is going to be when I finish school.

  7. Im at uni too and wish i could stay at uni forever haha, not ready to work full-time!! :)
    Amy x


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