The Holidays went fairly well. Rather great, actually. Brian and I have worked through which I hope to be the worse of our relationship and are happily living together again, as well. if it isn’t, it is said that a perfect marriage (We are planning on getting our marriage license next month for both personal and financial reasons)is two imperfect people who refuse to give up on each other. Truer words never spoken.
I actually am surprised at how many of my goals I am meeting right now, now that I think about it I am currently renting an entire basement of a Pennsport rowhome for $300/month including utilities. Me and Brian got matching tattoos as well on December 13th (19 months). They aren’t our anniversary yet, but, do signify our relationship in terms of luck, fate, chance, and of course “13″(1+3).
I love it so much! A local tattoo parlor in our area Eddie’s Chinatown has $13 tats every Friday the 13th and it being our day & everything prior…it just felt perfect. Moving along I haven’t gone back to school yet or am pregnant yet (That I know of, anyway. Before we moved back in together last month, we only had sex about 12 times since October 1st. Fingers crossed and hoping for babydust! <3), but, do have a plan in mind of the first. Harvard offers professional certificates that can be completed in 3 years or less, cost on average $2k overall, and require no formal application process. Once I am financially stable again having been laid off from Macy’s on January 4th, a failed position at a pizza shop up the Gayborhood, numerous interviews & resumes that went nowhere, and now a new position that hasn’t really taken off yet that I am actually happy about, I am definitely signing up!
I still plan to study English (43 credits!) and ECE. Just when I don’t owe the Department of Education (and some random collection agency) $13k. Wish I could of enrolled in community college sooner and I wouldn’t have this problem (I had to pay back tuition to release my transcripts to restart school & not owe my loans and that wasn’t possible without help ,basically living off every dime I have. Still kinda am. And so is my help.) Hopefully, I will settle the score with them soon enough. C’est la vie. That just reminded me I need to research photography and yoga classes. Maybe even burlesque/pole dancing….I have passion for so much and very little resources to do it. Atleast creativity is free, talent is innate, and my internet is paid for. Otherwise, writing would be kind of difficult right now.
Now, about my new job! Well, I kinda had two new jobs, but, let me tell you about the one that failed first. I worked for two days at takeout/delivery pizza shop, dubbed “Gay Pizza” because of our location and cult status in the neighborhood for having good food. There is also this sign in our lobby.
I liked it there and was even getting used to the food service schtick. Then there came that time when I got $25 for working about 3:40-8:15 when minimum wage is $7.25 in Pennsylvania and I didn’t get tips until after my 60-day probationary period. I also was expected to buy my own bike for deliveries. Whatever silly shit I did or whatever peeve they had for me not to call me back in, I’m almost glad. I now am a personal assistant to an educator and fitness instructor in Bryn Mawr making $12/hour plus travel and bonuses. I also get to work virtually at times (Definitely glad for that having the beginnings of a bad cold as of 4 AM). My boss Jon is pretty cool so far. Brian’s a little weary because it’s in Jon’s home, but, I get no bad vibes and can handle myself. If things were to go sour, I got mace and I got an address. I sincerely doubt they will.
What have I been doing in general? Reading, music-induldgence, partying, and going out a bit. Doing shopping for our house and new car. It sucks being broke aside for necessities and random extra money from-time-to-time. I’ve been pawning jewelry, for Gods’ sake! Thank God for friends and family, too. Without them I’d be hungry and sober. Bahahaha. Brian didn’t start his apprenticeship until January 20th and doesn’t get paid until February 5th since training apparently wasn’t paid. It’s kinda bullshit, but, I gotta take the bitter with the sweet and maintain when he’s making about $18/hour. Everything will be a bit easier when our stamps come back on next month and our first pays start coming in. Until then, I am just rich enough (hopefully) with everything I am currently blessed with.
Later, WordPressers. Much love and peace.
P.S. Those living in the Northeastern part of the US, loving this snow yet? I honestly fucking love snow! It’s beautiful and just leaves me in awe year after year