When people want to pry into my business, especially regarding my financial situation. Asking things like
- "How are you getting by when you haven't worked in over a year?"
- "How are you supporting Dawson all on your own? Where is the money coming from?"
- "How can you afford all those expensive things?"
My father passed away in 2007, and I got a very small share of his life insurance which I was saving to continue my education. (I was never able to qualify for grants or scholarships because my dad made a really good salary.) I worked as full-time as a receptionist from Feb. 2009 - Jul. 2009 and saved nearly all of my income that wasn't spent on car insurance, and at $9.50 an hour, 40 hours a week, it really did add up. I was 3 months pregnant when I got laid off, and couldn't find another job, so I was forced to live off of my savings and that's how I've been financially supporting my son for a little over a year now. Obviously my savings has dwindled, which is the biggest reason why I cannot wait to start working again.
As far as the "nice things" (which I'm assuming refer to my camcorder, computer, etc..), I have a grant and scholarships that allow me to pay for school and anything school related.
So, yes.. raising a child is expensive, I know. I'm not made of money, although it probably may seem that way. I've spent almost my entire savings on anything and everything Dawson-related.