I would've thought the same too. I'm pretty lucky since I'm still young & able and came with about 3 thousand AUS dollars saved from part-time jobs back home.
Truth be told, life is still pretty shit. I've had my heart broken a few times, dealt with some total fuckheads for bosses and been in a lot of pretty shit situations.
The way I see it you guys [and myself] live(d) uneventful lives. Nothing bad really happens but nothing really good happens either. I live an eventful life when I'm going up and down a roller coaster of good times like: 'WOW, FUCK THIS IS AWESOME LOL' to pretty shit times like: 'well, I just got rejected from another job interview because my moonspeak isn't University level but I still spent equiv. 400 dollars coming here for it and in the meantime my girl was fucking some other guy'.
Truth be told again, I miss playing WoW, browsing /a/ and watching animu all day sometimes. Weird thing is the times I miss it most are when something bad happens to me.