How are you my dear readers?
I am enjoying a really lazy Sunday at home in pyjamas with documentaries on Youtube and yummy delivered Asian food. No make up, undone hair and I don't care because I will not leave the house.
I've been working a lot lately in my two jobs (office and coffee shop) and at the moment I can feel that it sucks the life out of me. I've been tired, unmotivated, cranky and on top of that PMSing over the last days.
I'm not completely unhappy with my life, it just feels like I've been really discontent with my situation lately.
I am 28 now and I'm trying my best to be financially independent but I still need my parents' support to some extent and that annoys me. I am finally able to make a living with these two jobs I have now and it feels good, but it is hardly enough to get through the month. I still need my parents' support for anything extra, that is unexpected things like replacing a broken washing machine and such.
Furthermore I'm still planning to go to Australia in autumn and that also is something I wouldn't be able to do without my parents. I've saved up my own money for the visa already and I will save up for the flight over the next months, but for the first weeks in Australia I will need some money to survive until I get a job and that's where my parents will support me again.
I'm really thankful and I'm lucky to have such supportive parents, but it still bothers that I am not able to really stand on my own two feet yet. I really hope I will be able to take this last step away from the parents' money into a completely independent life in the course of the next months.
Another thing I've been worrying about money-wise is my future home: Perth.
As some of you might know my boyfriend is Australian and went back home to Perth in February after an au pair year in Germany. Now it's my turn to go over and the timing is perfect because now that I've passed my
Bachelor degree nothing keeps me here anymore.
However due to mining companies around the city and their employee's pretty decent wages Perth is Australia's most expensive city.
My boyfriend keeps assuring me that I will be fine once I work a normal full time job but there are still enough worries left in my head. When I hear about the rents and prices for groceries over there I can just shake my head. I always thought living in Düsseldorf would be expensive, but in comparison to Perth it's a fucking dollar store here.
Well, eventually all I can do is wait and see, but yes these are things which have kept me thinking lately. I can't help it, I'm a worrier.
What about you guys? What do you think about receiving financial support from the parents at the end of your 20s? Or maybe you are already financially independent and enjoy it?
Oh and has anyone of you been to Perth before and would like to share their opinions about the prices there? Or just leave me recommendations about places to visit? :)
By the way, as for the outfit: based on my last post about thrift shopping, this outfit here mainly consists of second hand pieces (except for the necklace and bag). The jacket and dress are from my last flea market visit and the moccasins are bought second hand from a swapping and reselling website.