Wednesday, July 15, 2009


Ya know what, kids?  Being a grown up is tough stuff. 
I am finally at the point in my life where I'm really working toward being 100% independent from my mom and/or granny's support. 
I've got a full-time job, but it doesn't pay a whole lot.  Now, in about a month, my once-a-month paycheck will double, b/c I'll get my social work license and I'll be "promoted" to therapist. 
Right now, though, I'm struggling to pay rent and bills with my measly non-license paycheck. 
Folks, I'm talking about after all my bills come out (which they haven't yet), I basically have $32 bucks left to last me the next 16 days.  I get paid last day of the month.  That's $2 a day if you were wondering.
I know this sounds strange, but it's kind of exhilarating as much as it is terrifying.  I'm just starting out in life, living paycheck to paycheck, becoming more independent... Let me stress I am not making light of people who really struggle financially or do not have a job at all.  It's serious, really.  But, as serious as it is, it's still exhilarating.
I'm a lucky girl.  My parents/g-parents still pay my car insurance, I don't have my own health insurance yet, which will be an added expense come September, and I don't have to pay for my cell phone.  I have no car payment because my parents paid it off after they gave it to me.  I'm blessed.  Truly.
As hard as it is right now, as tight as my purse strings have gotten, as MUCH as I want to SHOP... I am so fortunate, and have NOTHING to complain about!

1 comment:

Whitney Killebrew said...

Haha the day when we go shopping and you don't pull out your granny's card and use your own will be the day I seriously think you are independent!!