I have to admit, this #Post40Bloggers’ writing prompt got me thinking. You see, I’ve never had money, I don’t come from a wealthy family. In fact, as a teen, money was so tight, most of my school uniform was homemade. I was on free school lunches, while my mam worked her ass off, as a cleaner, to keep me fed and watered. Thankfully, my mother has a much more stable life now, thanks to her own pursuit of education.
I left home at 16 with nothing. A few months later I met my, now, husband – who also had nothing! We struggled so much, to the point of living off friends’ sofas at times. We’ve always worked, but I come from an age where ‘minimum wage’ didn’t exist. I used to work in a record shop, 6 days a week, for £55. When we got our first flat, the rent was £42!
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