I've been on a hiatus for a while and life has been a little bit nuts to say the least. First of all, MG is no longer "my guy" and I've entered the single world. It's a long story and one that has nothing to do with my financial situation so I'll save it for another time and another place. It's been about two weeks and it's definitely been an interesting/foreign experience so far.
Not a whole lot has been happening financially. I've been working to put every bit of extra money I have towards my credit card to avoid as much interest as I can. I know I won't be able to make the full payment but I'm only about $50 short. Of course there have been a few new charges in this past month so I will have to keep working to pay that off too but I'm trying to be good. I don't want to go on and on about the expenses I've had in the past few weeks but it's nothing too major. I did spend a weekend in Raleigh visiting one of my old roommates who just moved there. Although we had free places to stay and did get a few free drinks, I spent more than I should have at the mall (I did get the greatest $5 aviators though!) and at dinner both nights but I definitely don't and won't have weekends like that often.
I did finally get my first cable/internet bill on Saturday. At first I freaked out because I thought they had all these extra charges on there and the bill was MUCH higher than I expected. THEN I finally realized that they had charged me for the months of July and August since the bill is normally due at the beginning of the month but they hadn't charged me for July yet. So it made sense. Bye bye $150. Luckily I was smart and made sure to always add to my utilities fund to make sure I had enough. I still don't know what my utility bill will be and I'd rather be prepared than scrambling to pay it. I currently have $50 left in my utility fund and I get paid tomorrow so another $75 will be added. I sure hope my utilities aren't $125 since I keep the air off as much as possible, turn all electronics off or unplugged as much as possible and I don't waste water. I really have no idea what to expect but I'm eager to find out just so I can make my budget more accurate.
Things at work are going well but it's taking much longer for the site to launch than expected. I honestly don't know if I will have this job a month from now, meaning who knows if I can even make the rent, not to mention the student loans that are lingering in the back of my mind. I start payments in November and couldn't be less prepared. CRAP. Definitely not a comforting feeling.
So for now I will work both jobs and babysit as much as I can and pray that I make it through. As I typed this I even got an e-mail from someone interested in me babysitting so cross your fingers for me!