For those of you who have been following my blog for awhile know that I used to have a bulldog/pug mix named Xena. I got her in Ohio and she moved back to NC with me. This past January I decided that I should find a new home for her. Here are the reasons why:
1. I couldnt really afford her. Bulldogs need health insurance and they are higher maintenance than most other breeds.
2. I was working and away from home for 10 hours at a time. Initially this wasn't so bad because she was able to be free and run around the apartment but towards the end of our time together I think she was getting depressed. She started to potty on the carpet which meant she would have to stay in the crate when I was away. No life should be in a crate for 10 hours a day.
3. It would be selfish of me to keep her. I miss her company for sure but she needed to live somewhere where she would have more freedom and attention. Read More
If you had approached me a month ago and asked me if debt was ruining my life, I most likely would have said yes.
I have allowed myself to become literally obsessed with how much money I owe. I check my loan account balances so much it's sickening.
Over the past week, the main people I work for were all on vacation so I had probably 10% of my usual work load. All of that free time allowed my brain to go absolutely crazy. I wrote in my Brain Dump so much that eventually it happened. I had one of those sky-opening, angels-singing, drop-jaw moments where I realized... Read More
In the past month, the following has happened:
-My boyfriend went to the hospital for back pain and had to have surgery rather quickly. He is recovering well and I am so thankful for the doctor that took initiative.
-The fiscal year ended at work which meant an insane amount of stress and work to be completed.
-I have finally unpacked my car from the (what seemed like) month-long move. Note: unpacking the car doesn't mean unpacking the packing.
-My awesome parents bought a rug for my Tiny House. Which I think should be called Tina. Because I name everything and because Tina the Tiny House sounds fun. It's decided. Read More
1. Clear out the DVDs that you don't actually care about.
2. Put old DVDs online to sell for a little extra cash. Amazon has a program where you can put in the bar code and they tell you how much they will pay you for them. There are other similar programs online but I prefer to stick to Craigslist when it comes to things like DVDs. I think that you get the most cash that way and having to ship things gets annoying.
3. Shed all the cases. Some people have an attachment to the jewel cases but with me moving into a 200 sq. ft. apartment, I needed all the space I could get. I made a stack of all of the DVDs and threw the cases in the trash. Read More