That probably goes without saying, but having no money really bites the big one. As a result, I’ve had to go without a lot of things I either want or need, which also sucks. For example, I used to buy Gameday Audio every season so I could listen to Yankees games, but I wasn’t able to this year, and this year it particularly sucks because it’s Vin Scully’s last season calling Dodgers games, and I enjoyed listening to the first inning because it was simulcast from the SportsnetLA TV feed. Another example is I used to buy a Starbucks frappuccino every Friday, but I can’t do that anymore. Health issues aside, I just can’t afford the $6 each week. I also can’t get a Subway sandwich every Saturday, which used to be my weekly dinner treat.
I know there are people in the world who have it far worse than I do, and my “sacrifices” pale in comparison to theirs. Having to give up a weekly sandwich or coffee drink doesn’t quite match having to give up food in general or not paying a utilities bill so that you can eat. Part of the reason I try hard not to dwell on how bad I have it, not just in regard to money, but other things going on in my life is because I know that there are people in far worse shape than me, and complaining about my problems just seems petty and stupid.