Saving money and how I get to travel a lotHi everyone!
It's been awhile where I just did a blog post where I just sit down and write out (or, type out!) what I am thinking. What I love about blogging is that I can just sit down, say whatever is on my mind and hope that others will be able to see things from my point of view. Because I am trying to blog everyday this month, I feel that my blog posts are getting very repetitive (which is boring :( ) so I'm going to do something different today!
Today I'm going to talk about how I save money and how I get to travel & shop a lot overseas. A lot of the time when I post hauls or vlogs on Youtube, I always get some comments from people saying I'm rich, and that is how I get to travel and shop so much. Honestly, those comments annoy me much more than the "You're so ugly!" comments.
Because I work HARD for my money.
Some people assume I just don't work at all, sit at home all day playing dress ups with my Liz Lisa clothes, and my parents pay for everything. Yes, I still live at home so I don't have to pay rent or bills, but that doesn't mean that they pay for all my travelling and shopping expenses. I never ask my parents for any money.
The reality is, I work almost every single day. I don't just work 1 job, I work 2 jobs. At one point when I was saving to go to Japan in 2012, I was working 3 jobs, clocking up to around 60 hours a week.
The past few years, I have lost contact with a lot of my friends because I am always at work. It sucks, but I know I need to work hard to make money for my future. Why do I have to work so much? I ask myself that a lot lately, but now at my age, I feel that I need to work hard to save up for things like a car, a house... and to pay off my university loans.
I always get asked what kind of jobs I do. I don't want to give out too much information just for my privacy's sake, but I work very normal jobs. My main one is a retail job, I work in a normal clothing store in Australia. I will admit, I am lucky in that job. I get paid a lot more than I probably should to be honest. I complain a crap load about living in Australia because everything is expensive, however working in Australia, you get paid well. Because of that, I work as much as I can, save as much as I can, and I also limit my spending in Australia. Right now, the only thing I spend money on in Australia is food.
I don't really talk much about my work life on twitter or my blog, I just don't feel the need to.. but because I don't, there are people that assume that you just don't work and assume you are rich because you get to travel much.
In terms of travelling, yes I do travel a lot. If I am travelling for Liz Lisa work, Liz Lisa pays for my flights and accommodations so that saves a heap of money. However, the main purpose of those trips are for work, not play. I try to not complain much about my work online, but I will say that working for Liz Lisa is great fun, but it is also very hard and it's not easy as most people think it is.
When I travel to Japan, I pay for everything myself. To be honest, travelling to Japan is really not that hard. If you just get a part time job, work as much as you can, you can save money very easily for a trip.
One piece of advice that I really want to tell everyone is:
Wanting to go to Japan is not enough, you have to work hard to get there
End of the day, I just wanted to clear these things up. I am not rich, I just work hard. I think that if I can do it, anyone can. I am no-one special, I am just anyone else. I am an ordinary person who works a very ordinary job that anyone can do.
I just want the people who post the "you're so rich" "your parents must be rich" "you have a lot of money" comments to understand that money doesn't grow on trees, and you just gotta work for it.
I apologize if this blog post doesn't really make sense.. it's 2.30am and I am very tired haha.
If you guys want me to talk about anything, leave me a comment and I am more than happy to talk about it on my blog!