I am trying to decide of what I should do, so I'd appreciate any advice that you guys have. I love horses so much, they are my passion and only hobby. I'm also a student at a university and I start this fall so I've been saving as much money as I can. I seem to always have a lot of money going out and only a little amount coming in. I am currently working 6 days a week so I feel very mentally drained. I have so much going on and it's waayy to personal to put on the internet, but I'm almost at a stage where I just want to throw up my arms and give up.
Unfortunately I have to pay for college on my own, but I recieved a renewable, top academic scholarship that will help me out a lot as long as I keep a 3.0 GPA through school. I have saved enough for text books, I just have to order them. I actually have money coming back to me, so I could either keep it or use it to get rid of some of my loan.
Now I just have to worry about my car payments and maintenance. My aunt bought me a car a couple months ago with an agreement that I would pay all of it back. I was thinking of using my money that I get back from school and use it to get another good chunk off of my car.
So I'm at a point right now where I'm just doing waayy too much. I've overworked myself and feel that I need a break before college, which starts in just over a month. I haven't had a riding lesson in over a month and I really need to ride. Lessons are $40 so they aren't that bad.
I could keep working 6-7 days a week and get my riding lesson a week
Work maybe 5 days a week and not get any riding lessons.
Here comes the tricky part. My riding instructor is amazing and I've talked to her about not being able to afford lessons and find time to ride. She wants me to still come to the barn and ride one of their horses for free. I told her that I didn't feel comfortable without paying, but she insisted. Obviously she can't give me a lesson, but I'm welcome to come and ride as long as I let her know first.
Anyone want to give me any advice, please?