“There is one, massive difference between being rich and being poor, and it is this: when you are poor, you feel heavy. The heaviness comes from the sclerosis of being broke. Because when you are poor, nothing ever changes. Every idea you have for moving things on is quashed through lack of money. You dream of a house with sky-blue walls; wearing a coat with red buttons; going out on Saturday and walking by a river. Instead, you see the same crack in the same wall, push-start the same car down the same hill, and nothing changes except for the worse: the things you originally had are now wearing out. You’re dragging ten years of non-progress behind you like a wheel-less cart.”
Caitlin Moran, The Times Follow Caitlin on Twitter.
Do you have an experience of being hard up you have left behind you? How did you achieve that?