Saturday, January 17, 2009

Veruca Salt and Increased Appetite for EVERYTHING

As the temperature continues to drop in NH, I find myself constantly craving more.  

I just placed an order at the local pizza delivery place.  I'm by myself, yet I ordered a loaded medium pizza, an order of ziti and meatballs and a large chicken caesar salad.   But I'm not just talking about craving food.

I think in todays' society, many people are used to instant gratification.  I have always been this way- I want it now, and if I can't have it now, I will find a way to get it very soon in the near future.

There are times when I have these thoughts running through my head and I realize that I sound just like Veruca Salt of Willy Wonka fame- the girl who runs through the golden egg room screaming "I don't care how- I want it now!"

My best friend Heather and I were just talking about how we're
 going to travel around Europe this summer after I've finished studying abroad in England.  We both have large balances on our credit cards, have pretty useless majors, and a large amount of student loans that we'll have to start paying off in the near future, yet we are still planning a long expensive vacation.

I spent 2 weeks in Europe last March and spent over $2000 in 10 days.  Compared to the amount I know I'll spend while in Europe for 8 weeks this coming summer, I'm sure that will soon look like nothing.

But- I don't care about the money.  I'm a very reckless and thoughtless person and would rather spend a year's worth of savings on a 2 week vacation that I thoroughly enjoy, instead of sitting on my money for a couple of years until I'm too old to enjoy myself.

The motto that I always tell myself and that I find myself telling other people is "You can always make more money, but you cant always get back the memories you never had because you wouldn't spend your money."
And it is a true statement.  It might be hard to find a decent job right now, but recessions happen and they last for a few years, then the economy bounces back.

I am concerned about finding a job I like, but I'm not worried about finding a job.  There are opportunities everywhere.  But, again with the instant gratification.  If a person doesn't like their job immediately, then the job sucks and there is nothing available.  I hope I'm never like that.

Luckily, if I can't find a job, I'm certain I could star in some porn.  I've always wanted to be an actress and I quite like sex- what could I possibly hate about being a porn star?

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