It's been a while, huh? Life's dealt me a few more curve balls to finish off 2010 and it's been tough to talk about. It's only appropriate to resume writing on my blogiversary though, right? To sum it up: I'm unemployed, homeless and single for the long term. Let me expand.
Unemployed: Although the website is still trying to take off, the company is no longer able to pay their employees. For most of the staff, that's still manageable. For me, it's not since I support myself and have severe student loans. I am actively looking for jobs on a daily basis and have had some fantastic opportunities I'm waiting to hear about. I'll keep you posted but for now, I have $1500 in my checking account, my credit card bill is almost maxed out and I'm doing my best to stay afloat. I just have faith that in time I'll get a decent income at a job I like and I can get back on track. I'm trying to figure out how to reduce my student loan payments so I can make my money last a little bit longer.
Homeless: My lease ended on Dec. 31st. Since I knew my job was on shaky ground, I couldn't commit to renewing a lease. While I wait to hear which state I'll get a job in next, Im staying in my boss' spare bedroom again. It's a nice set up but I'm afraid to unpack if I'm going to move for a job any day. I miss having my own space and being close to my friends in Rock Hill but it's a great option considering my situation.
Single for the long-term: My New Years resolution is to remain single for a whole year. I'll casually date and have fun but nothing serious for a whole year. I just need a long break from the rollercoasters that boys bring. I have more things to focus on that are more important since settling down is the farthest thing from my mind right now.
It's been interesting adjusting to everything lately and having so much free time on my hands. I've been able to read more, applied for plenty of jobs, sleep more and just relax. In a recent post I hoped that 2011 would be calmer than 2010. I know this is the calm before the storm but for now it's kind of nice to take this time to recover from all of last year. Soon enough I'll up and move and start a new job and a new life in a new place all over again but for now, I'm recovering...as inexpensively as I can of course.
My budget is out the window and right now it's just a subtraction game but I'll do my best to make it last until I land something. I'll be sure to keep you all posted with any news I receive!
I hope the new year has kicked off well for everyone!