The other day I was listening to the radio and Drake came on singing, “I started from the bottom, now I’m here” which really got me into this perplexed existential crisis mood while I was driving which is quite dangerous to be honest because I couldn’t pay attention to where I was going since I was trying to apply Drake’s life changing lyrics to my life and I came up with the conclusion that I started off with nothing and I still have most of it.
Don’t get me wrong, my life could be way worse. I have a job… a minimum wage job where I cook chicken all day and smell like grease when I come home but never the less, still a job. I also have a house… where the roof leaks and we don’t even have a backyard and our front yard is so small that we didn’t even bother to buy a lawn mower to cut the grass. Once a year me and my mom go out with the nail clippers and cut all of the blades of grass individually and it only takes 5 minutes because our lawn is so tiny (for those of you who are new here, this is sarcasm. I do this a lot). I also have a car, and no not “well it’s my mom’s… but I drive it” kinda car, like its mine. I bought it with my own chicken-cooking money and my name is on the little red slip of paper that says I own it.
But this car is the worst thing I’ve ever wasted my money on and it’s literally sitting in my driveway rusting as we speak, not in a “yea… its on blocks and it doesn’t move so it’s rusting” way, but a “I drive it everyday and it’s falling apart and there’s seriously not one part on this car that I haven’t replaced in the last two years” kinda way.
I also have a family who are kinda cool when they want to be (I’m kidding, mom… you’re kinda cool like 40% of the time when you’re not yelling at me to do my laundry and pay my rent and walk the dog even though we don’t have a dog) and I was also lucky enough to be accepted into University which only 1% of the world can say (and no I didn’t make that stat up like most of my “stats” that I pull out of thin air, this is an actual fact, like you can even google it and I bet it’s there) but University is the true culprit as to why I started off with nothing and still have most of it because it’s TAKEN ALL MY MONEY.
Unlike most of the world, Canada has not caught onto the fact that tuition is hella expensive and maybe should be covered by the government like our healthcare system? But the governments all “Nah, just pay for it yourselves”, so we do. This has taught me to be extra careful with my money and never spend on it on things that you don’t nessecarily need and apparently I don’t need anything since I LITERALLY HAVE $3.50 IN MY BANK ACCOUNT AND THAT WONT EVEN BUY ME A PACK OF GUM.
Yes, I have very very very little money at the moment because my uni is all, “We want to educate you $o you’ll have to pay u$ $ome $mall fee$ $$$$$$$”
and then my bank account is all “wut happened?”,
and I’m all “I have no idea, just let me buy this coffee”,
and my account is all “ummm…. you don’t have enough money for it.”,
and thats pretty much been my life for the last 3 years.
My car is falling apart, my house leaks, my lawn gets cut with nail clippers (but not actually…I just thought the idea of someone cutting their lawn with nail clippers was hilarious so I needed to put it in here), I cook chickens for living and not only can I not afford to buy a pack of gum but I only own 3 pairs of pants and all 3 of them have massive holes in them yet I still continue to wear them since I have negative money and cant afford to buy a new pair. So yes, I started off with nothing and I still have most of it, but I wouldn’t trade any of it for the whole world.
I will “make it rain” with my negative money (which honestly would hurt considering Canada has a $1 and $2 coin and I would literally just be chucking the same loonie and toonie in the air over and over again),
I’ll blast the radio in my rumbling, squeaky, money sucking car, and I’ll come home smelling like chickens as I watch the water drops peacefully fall into the blue bucket that goes into my garage every winter so my house doesn’t get flooded. I started off with nothing and thank god that I still have it all, because I love it.
So, does your car squeak, your house leak, your job suck and your local bank laughs at your account balance? Tell me about it! What’s something that may look like nothing to other people, but is everything to you?