The Jacket

I bet it's nice to go where ever you want whenever you want.. I can't do that because my parents are struggling to keep a family of 8 supported... It is so hard.. And when i see something that is expansive that i want all i do is look at it wishing that i had it.. like a jacket i wanted so bad one time..

I was on the internet looking for a new game for my GameCube when those were still in style.. They were usually cheap and my mom had enough money one time that she could afford a game for us to share but then while i was on the computer i decided to go ahead and look up some nice clothes.. i seen a jacket and it was like $100 and i was looking at it when my mom walked in and seen it.. She asked me if i wanted it and i said yes and she said she would help save some extra money to buy it like we did the Game..

All i felt was guilt because she can't just go out and get us something like normal people can.. She felt worthless and i felt so guilty for asking.. I never mentioned it again and she forgot about it.. I wanted it so bad.. But i couldnt do it and that is because i know the worth of other things.. But it isn't fun struggling for money all the time and not knowing if there will be a meal on the table that night..

Things have lightened up, we have a new land lord and she treats us very respectful and helps us with out house and stuff..
HeartAndWings HeartAndWings 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 1, 2013

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Hello HeartAndWings. Your story moved me so much. I grew up in a similar situation with 5 siblings in a low income household so I can relate about the money situation and the frustration. Hang in there, once you graduate you will have more freedom. After I graduated I had many goals and knew I didn't want to end up like my mom so I left home soon as I could, got a job and I remember feeling so proud of my first paycheck and being able to use it on myself or whatever I wanted. Go after your goals and stay focused. You will get there. Godspeed, I hope everything works out for you.

I can understang your pain, but there is a single good thing with bad time - "its not permanent". You know nothing is permanent . I sugest you if you are good in studys & you get more then 60% marks in every exam then please do your study , dont worry about prolems , after geting a good course certificate with good % I guess you will get good job.

if you get 55% or less then it then make your studys secondary & do any part time job.

try to start your own business. ( dont feel shame with any small business coz small business will give you money & money will shut all laughing mouths ) .

try to get some loan from any bank. dont fear to takeing loan coz things wont more worst,

bank will lock your business only if you wont pay all loan. if you feel it is dificult to geting loan then contact any "Company Chartared Accountent " he will help you with his small fees.

A famous indian monk Swami Vivekananda Said : Never think there is anything impossible for the soul. It is the greatest heresy to think so. If there is sin, this is the only sin; to say that you are weak.

Best of luck my friend,

Best Things are wainting for you !!!


Rony King


Thank you so much for the help.. i know it wont last forever and i will talk to my mom about this stuff thank you..