I think the title sums it up.
I live in Hertfordshire. London prices without the wage. I work full time. Some times 50+hour weeks. Just above "living wage".
But I'm a single female so have my individual wage to try and save. I have a car on h/p. Not a spectacular car but needed one so went hire purchase. Paying rent to my parents and trying to save money.
I earn too much to qualify for any extra income support and even though I've applied for council housing I'm very low priority.
But then I look at my close group of friends. 2 have their mortgages with one earning her phd. Ones moved in with her other half, granted their renting, but they're comfortable, and the last one building a reasonable personal training career alongside playing rugby for the national team.
I look to them and feel horrific. So down. What am I doing wrong? I feel like I'm failing completely despite the fact that I know there's many other people like me out there. Others still living at home but sitting on their student loan debt with a degree but still at home with theit parents.
Does anyone have any advice for me to get out this situation? Or is there anyone else in a similar position but a more positive outlook on this?