I get that its hard to start off your career with a low paying salary. I’m 25 like you and lived in the Boston area. I struggled really hard to live in the city and eventually I realized I was stupid to be living there in the first place. I needed to make a change. YOU need to also start making smarter decisions.
I’m a first generation Latina-American and my parents taught me so much about working hard for what I deserve. And after everything they’ve been through to make a life for themselves here, after everything they sacrificed to make it so I could have a life (I rarely saw my dad growing up because he was working many jobs to ensure that I had a LIFE), you really HAVEN’T pushed yourself to the limit. Get a roommate, find another job (in a city where you can afford to live), and PUSH yourself.
You have a roof over your head, you have a TV, you have a CAR, you even have some food. Not many people are as fortunate. A roof over your head is a luxury. Running water is a luxury. I’ve worked hard to get to where I am now. I’m proud I’ve done it on my own. I want you to feel as successful as I feel now. Everyone should. You can do this. You don’t have to prove it to all the people out there that are being cruel to you. You should prove it to yourself.