Living cheap is awful. Ramen noodles for lunch and dinner, skipping meals. Using apps to get you a few extra bucks so you’re not rolling down the highway on E. You name it, I’ve probably done most of it. I’ve, currently, downloaded roughly 5 apps on my phone for those pointless surveys in the hopes of getting a few dollars here and there. It adds up and can become gas money which is my main goal right now. I’ve got the other bills under control but if I don’t have gas to get to work, how can I expect to keep that going. Plus, I still want to afford some better groceries, or maybe splurge on a chocolate bar every once in a while. A girl has to have her pleasures. Right now, my main pleasure is sleeping and I’m just grateful that is free. I don’t have to have my lights on and I usually fall asleep to a video playing on my phone. Less electricity. And I rarely have the AC on when my roommate is out. I’m always cold so the AC tends to stay off when it’s just me. I’d love to get one of those rectangular lights Facebook Ads has been targeting me with so I don’t have to have my lights on at night when I read.
Anyway, I sat down to type this because my money situation is still on a short leash. I was certain I’d have things cleaned up by now but, apparently, getting a car’s title in your name is not cheap so I’m back to square one. Regardless, if I just keep my head up and grab as many hours as I can while I’m at work, I should be okay. Maybe our electricity bill won’t be as high this month since the cold front has moved in. We only turned the heat on once and it wasn’t for long. I was just too cold and the blankets weren’t enough at the time. I am hoping to get a raise, soon. That would help, even if I don’t get much more. Hell, I used to live on roughly $150 a week, if that. I remember my first paycheck that was roughly $500! It was so exhilarating to actually fill my hand basket at the dollar store! Normally it was ramen and a few things for my pets. So, roughly $20 for groceries. It was pretty much what I spent this past week after looking at my car title receipt and having a surprisingly calm meltdown in my car. (I guess you could call it a meltdown. I just laughed really hard and made crappy jokes until I was going to cry)
Fear not, I have my ways. I still have money in my savings that I’m begging myself not to touch unless absolutely necessary and, of course, I could get an actual second job and make a little extra money from there. I’d love to be able to make money from my writing but I just don’t think I’ve hit that level of creativity, yet. If I had more money or a slightly better credit score, I could totally take some classes at our local college for creative writing… That is, if they even have those classes.
Alright, let me get back to binging The Bold Type while I, maybe, play around with a story idea! See y’all online!