I am pretty sure that most people have been in a situation where you have had to borrow money.
I am currently in that predicament. I have had to borrow money off my brother because I am not getting any income until September. Oh… it is shameful.
I was stressing, not knowing what I was going to do. I couldn’t afford my outgoings. I was completely stuck. I had exhausted all my options just to avoid borrowing. Unfortunately, it was the only thing left that could resolve my problems.
I dreaded asking. I slowly picked up the phone and keyed in the words ‘can I borrow…’
I hated it. Staring at the phone after sending the message. It is humiliating and soul destroying. I (like many others) struggle to ask for help. I try to be as independent as possible. I always want to support myself. Yes, I accept the occasional coffee being bough by my mum or a meal bought by my partner. But, having to ask to borrow money just seems so much more of a big deal.
It was horrible. But, I was/ am in a situation where it is my only option, so I was forced to ask. I can’t wait to get my income in September to pay him back and pretend like it never happened.