psycho-biker-junkie-whore (avariel_wings) wrote,

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So, the freaking out about earnings. It has two sources, really. One is that I want to get a flat and live on my own and I'm just not sure I can afford to at that rate.

The other, as usual, is my mother. She wants to know what I'm earning and how much I still owe on my student loan so she and Dad can figure out how much to take as my "rent". And something she may not say this time when I tell her - because she knows I'm not earning much - but has said before is "You should be earning at least £20K at your age and experience".

She's quite right, in fact. That's a reasonable wage for me to expect.

But the brain takes her quite reasonable and accurate statement and hears "You're a failure in life. You're 26 and a half and earning only a little over half what you should be. You haven't amounted to anything and you disappoint me."

So. Freakout ensues.

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