It’s hard.

When your friend asks you to go shopping. You say yes because she complains she never sees you anymore. But she goes into all of these stores you can’t afford. In every store she asks you if you found anything you like. Of course you did, but nothing you can even consider affording. So you tell her no. You spend hours with her in all of these wonderful stores watching how easy it is for her to shop there. She even offers to buy you something at one point, which only makes you feel worse. You end the day discouraged and disappointed in yourself. Your friend who is only half a year older than you has a real job, making real money, bought a truck and a house, while you sit here with your little girl job hoping you’ll make enough this month to pay rent.