Barbara Ehrenreich, Nickel and Dimed (via itsnevertoolatte)
Yes, this. You are constantly weighing everything. I will give up food today to have bus fare tomorrow. I won’t buy a secondhand coat because utilities are due. I can’t call in sick no matter how bad it gets because if I lose my job I have nothing. It goes on and on. It is relentless.
And even when you do your best to control the shit you can, outside forces are always ready to sink your ship.