I like to pretend I won't be in student loan debt for the rest of my life. I like to entertain the delusion that if I pay my bills every month eventually I will have paid off my education. At least having a job keeps my debt from getting bigger.
I have no self control in the pet aisle. How cute is this mouse toy? Better get it for Elsa. How cute would Elsa be in this sparkly collar? Is Elsa out of treats? No? Well let's get some more.
My coffee mug addiction won't pay for itself. I love coffee mugs, but don't ask me why- it's not like I drink coffee. I currently have my eye on a travel mug from Starbucks, and that shit costs money.
& why don't I own this one?
I genuinely love what I do. I normally try to keep my job title off the internet for confidentiality reasons, but I'll share it this one time. I work as a caseworker with child welfare helping children and families who have fallen victim to abuse and neglect. It makes my heart grow ten sizes every time I see a life changed for the better because of my agency's intervention. I absolutely love working with families, and showing them how to parent in a way that meets the physical and emotional needs of the child when before they had no idea. And every time a kiddo is adopted because their biological parents are unable or unwilling to provide them with a safe and stable home, I feel so much joy knowing that I played a part in giving them opportunities they wouldn't have had in their biological home.
Why do you work?