Let’s get this clear, my travelling to Brazil for the World Cup is amazing, it’s life changing, it is without question the biggest trip of my entire life which I have worked towards for 2 years.
This rant is about those people who tell me how lucky I am to be here, firstly you make your own luck, secondly I have worked HARD for this shit, 3 jobs, 6/7 day weeks, very little social life and a significant loss of free time to spend with those I care for, all whilst studying the first year of my degree. Every weekend on facebook and every Monday at work I have sat silently reading and listening as the usual stories about people going out and ‘getting smashed’ in Durham/Sunderland/Newcastle whilst I had spent my weekend in the house or at work.
I have not complained about these sacrifices because I always knew that I had no right, it was my decision to do this so I would never burden someone else with my complaints. The gain was always going to outweigh the pain.
So am I lucky for working hard and shunning nights out in the little bubble we live in?
I rather think not,
I know what I’d rather be doing…….
End of rant, happy posts to come soon.