Life getting you down?

Life getting you down?

This week my ‘get service’ light went on in my car, my daughter needed $700 for a summer camp (my half. My ex paid the other half) and I was feeling compelled to contribute to my women’s group. On top of that taxes have to get done and the second payment on my property taxes paid. That’s a lot and it’s weighing on me. It cost me sleep last night.

 

I started to say; Oh, be grateful, you have a daughter healthy enough to go to camp, a home, a car and friends who support you. That’s all true and I am grateful… and that does help… but I am worried. I went over my finances last night and there wasn’t enough money. Note to self: do not do finances before going to bed.

 

I talked to my best friend this morning about it and she said, At least you’ll find out that people really do care about you. Just miss a payment.

 

When I was married and spent a lot, I was referred to as eccentric. Now that is called nuts. My reputation was on the line. I couldn’t ask my ex, although he would come through. I had set myself up as responsible and having my act together. I went to Macy’s this afternoon and left without buying anything. I left thinking, “act natural, you’re innocent.”

 

I had enough for the car and the summer camp. I would pay the penalty on the property taxes and pay them in 2 months. There was light at the end of the tunnel. Now to hope it wasn’t turned off by the electric company.

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I’m a writer, parent of 2 amazing kids, and been through all 12 steps in AA. I am also divorced. My main financial burden is affording my psychologist and my main pleasure is being able to fall asleep without sleeping pills, which doesn’t always happen. My past feels like a lifetime ago and my present feels like a present. I’m one of those people who literally wakes up in the morning grateful that I get to have another day and didn’t kill myself 12 years ago. Mostly my life is now a blessing. I have a lot of stories from those days when it didn’t feel life was a blessing and also about now, wh ...

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