New Year, New Me


Not really…

2016 was pretty good. Now it’s time for me to fuck it up in 2017! Can’t be goin’ and getting all comfy now, can we?

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Theme of the year: THRIVE!


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While everyone else was having a crummy year, my 2016 was better than any year before. It was the first year in a very long time that I paid all of my bills on time and in full. It was the first year I didn’t have to take off for being sick or too stressed out to think about work. It was the first year I actually contributed to a 401K and had additional money in a savings account. I didn’t have to choose between which bill I was going to pay and which was going to have to wait ‘til next month. I went to the doctor without worrying if I was going to be able to afford it or if I would have to forgo my medications for the month, because I was able to pay for all of it. I was able to start a couple side hustles with some extra money. (How many times have you ever heard that? Extra money? What’s that?)

I was able.

I have thoroughly impressed myself this year. I never thought I would be able to dig myself out of the never ending rut I was in. Even though I didn’t save up quite what I hoped, I still saved. Even though I didn’t earn what I’m worth, I still kept a job.

Some weeks were better than others, but I knew I could survive. I knew I could make it to my next paycheck and still be able to eat for the week. I was able to do more than just survive this year – I thrived.

All I did was work my ass off and finally it paid off. I lived below my means and still made it. I can’t believe it!

2016 has been the best year, financially, ever! Now, if I could make 2017 the year of love, that’d be great…