Agreed! I was fortunate because my dad had an old 75-300mm which complemented the 18-55 until I was able to save up enough to buy my own zoom.
Is anyone on the forums here selling a zoom?
I use Canon so I couldn’t sell you any of my lenses to upgrade. Have you looked around for good deals on Amazon? @buddingphotographer, do you know of any current deals on zooms?
I don’t know if I trust eBay or Craigslist all that much when it comes to equipment, but I’m sure you could find a good deal through either of those two sources!