While settling with mediocrity might be for the majority of ape-descendents on this sad, pathetic little dot, I will not stand for it. While I’ve been saying this for a long time, I’m at long last at a point where it’s inevitable. It is time I leave the nest. I’m getting away from this place.
I’m laying out my entangled plans; manifests and checklists, mission statements and anti-missives. I’m managing my resources and forming my allies. In a short while, like an unannounced rush, I will peace out to face my own quests.
The way I see it, if I budget, I can survive. Certainly, there will be sacrifices. There’s a small list of items I will need to worry about regularly.
A Toyota Yaris. Certainly, any decent car with a low gas mileage will do, but I’ve had my eye on the Yaris for a while, with the thoughts that it should make the perfect Lynk Mobile. Car payments? After I put about half as a down payment, that would make an estimated monthly car payment around $250.
College needs to be paid for. This will remove $115 from my life every month.
An apartment around here should cost anywhere around $435 a month, with a couple basic utilities.
Broadband will cost about $30 a month after those silly promotional deals they offer the first few months.
A cell phone of some sort will cost me around $40, I’d assume.
Car insurance is probably around $100 on average, but it varies. Remember, I’m just getting a basic outline here.
So far we are running circles around just about one grand a month. If that’s the price of freedom, count me in.
I understand I’ve yet to calculate food, furniture, and necessities.
One thing is for sure, making minimum wage is not going to cut it anymore. Especially if I want that HD-DVD player. Anyways kids, leave it to Lynk to teach you all about what it’s going to be like in the real world!