How do you get it? Anouk (34): “Creativity takes you far when you are poor.” | money
“Two years ago, my mother passed away, which caused my childhood trauma. As a result, I stopped working a lot. In May I ended up with PTSD, with a PTSD disorder. Prior to that, I worked for a tech startup and sales and marketing .”
“I have 75 euros a week for groceries, and I also have to pay for clothes and public transport from that. I know exactly how much everything in supermarkets costs and I look at brochures and offers online. I don’t do fun things outside the house anymore. I prefer to organize things in Home, like a movie night, or going to dinner with friends. Sometimes I choose to go to the movies and then have peanut butter toast for a few nights.”
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There is no sports subscription, but exercise outside
“I canceled my sports subscription because I couldn’t afford it anymore. I exercise now outside. I buy used or on-sale clothes. I think it’s important to look good. I studied fashion and I’m good at finding fun. Things on Vinted. Style is in you, I’m not Having to buy that. I also amuse myself sometimes at the sewing machine. Creativity takes you so far when you’re poor.”