Notice: I wrote this article a year or so ago, but I still think it is worth sharing. Around this time, I had just started to get back on my feet after getting my full-time job after a season of uncertainty. Let’s take a jump into November-December 2019.
Okay, first off let me start by saying I apologize for going MIA. I have just been overwhelmed by the number of changes that I have occurred in my life since August 2019. Most of them really good except for the fact I damaged my big toe (it no longer bends anymore and got a cyst on my shoulder (which is so ugly to look at), I am trying not to stress over it. I will be honest those two things are making me really sad. However, there has been some good news.
In case you are wondering where I have been the last four months. Here is what I have been up to:
1. I got my First FT job
Ya’ll I got my first FT job. I got this job back in August right when I was planning to move back to SC because my job search was proving to be unsuccessful. At the very last minute, like I was literally coordinating with my parents my trip back home, I recieved an email stating that I got the job meaning that I could spend more time in Dallas. YESSSSSSS! God came through. So I am still getting used to my new job and adjusting to the culture but I am so thankful to have this opportunity,
2. I work two jobs
I currently work at my FT job (during the week) and my part-time job at a retail store (on the weekend). It is a lot but it makes me feel secure financially just in case something were to happen. Initially, I only planned to keep my part-time until my probationary period ended for my FT job. However, I realized that having the part-time job can provide me with some extra income to meet my financial goals. So ya girl is managing the two job life. (In reality, the two jobs are managing me.)
3. I got my first one-bedroom apartment
This is by far the new change to my life that I am most excited about. I have my own apartment all to myself. I wish that I did not have to handle this rent bill all by myself but I guess I will take. The apartment search was a thing but now I have an apartment that I can decorate and turn into my safe haven which is pretty great.
4. I GOT RID OF MY CREDIT CARD DEBT
Honestly, I do not know how I racked up about $2,000 in credit card debt but I did in such a short amount of time. So, when I got my FT job eliminating my credit card debt was a must because paying interest is a no, like a HECK NO. So I recently paid that off in November and I couldn’t be happier. Now, the biggest challenge is to not let that happen again.