Right now i feel like such a dumbass. I make $1200 a month. i can't afford anything. I steal food from grocery stores. I left my moms and started living at my bfs. I dont pay rentbut am responsible for buying groceries for 3 of us including the other roomate.. all my money goes to gas and food. I steal everything possible Cuz i cantbuy it, i feel so embarrased i can't take care of myself without taking. .
I feel like i dont know what to do, i can't afford college, i tried thaf ladt year for a year, did great on my classes but the amount of student debt in 1 year scared me, so i can't do thaT..
How am i supposed to amount to anything, save up for anything, how do other people do it,, im so curious. Am i just really stupid or what?
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If that's 1200 take home per month, and you are not paying rent, then you really, really need to get some better control over your budgeting, because that can cover food and gas for 3 people easily. There is no way you should be stealing, and you'll be royally fucked if you get caught doing that. You can feed three people on half that, which would be letting you bank the other half to start building up something for college or training or whatever. You need to pull that expenditure way down.
College is the obvious choice, but if that's too expensive you need to look at other avenues to success. Jobs that have advancement opportunities that you can reach through internal training. Union work. Jobs that provide educational opportunities.
When you hit the 'real world' you can quickly realize that high school doesn't prepare you for reality. You can dig yourself into a huge hole very quickly if you're not careful, so you'll want to get out in front of this as best you can, as fast as you can. Realizing that you may be in over your head is a good first step - a lot of people don't realize there is a problem until it is too late. It doesn't seem to be too late for you. Yet. If you keep stealing it's only a matter of time though, and then you are screwed.
Most important - always have a job. Even a shitty job. Having a job, and having some money trickling in, gives you the wiggle room to look for a better job.
Next - keep your spending down as much as you can. Until you start getting your life organized, excessive spending is a huge source of 'life failure'. You'll leave yourself no margin for error, and if anything ever goes wrong, even a bit wrong, you could end up in dire straights.
Third - look for your advancement opportunities. Look for ways you can get educated for cheap, or get easy experience. Volunteer stuff, internships... things like that. Look for jobs that lead to other jobs. Look for jobs that will be teaching you experience that can transfer. That allows you to keep moving forward even if you're not a big fan of the job itself.0