- 5 years ago
To make a long story short, I’ve had to move 3 times in the past 2 years. It’s been incredibly rough, having to uplift myself over and over again. Not to mention the costs associated with moving.
I graduated over a year ago from college and got my first full-time career job. I was excited to start, and had to move from my college room-rental to a room-rental closer to where I would be working.
This worked out for about a month, as the woman who I was renting to decided to sell her house. I found a new place, but almost a year later I am moving again!
I’m not sure what to do. I want desperately to live on my own, as I keep having to move every year renting just a room, and it’s getting harder and harder to move as I can’t afford movers and my parents luckily help me move each time. But my parents are getting older and it’s hard for us to move stuff around.
But I have been doing the calculations and I don’t think I can afford to have my own apartment. At least not with my job now.
So now I am thinking maybe I need to find a new job . I’ve been at my current job just over a year. I know that isn’t a lot of time, but I feel like I am getting under-paid for the position, and I’m being underutilized at work.
I’ve asked for more training, but they promise it and never provide it. I applied for a promotion and didn’t get it, but that’s not the reason I’m thinking of leaving. I feel guilty for thinking about leaving my job, but I have to do what’s best for me. And I need more money to be able to live my life.
I don’t have any family or friends to live with. But I can’t keep renting rooms as I keep getting uprooted every year (sometimes even more!). People seem to like the idea of renting a room in their home because of the income, but then don’t like having to share the space.
I love the money I save renting just rooms, but I would love to have some stability in my life and settle down somewhere. I pretty much feel like a transient having to move every year! :S It’s really frustrating.
This whole situation is very stressful, any advice is greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance! 🙂