Well, there has just been so much for me to update you all on since the last time we spoke. I graduated from college in December and am currently working a full-time job and have moved out of my parents' home recently. However unbeknownst to me, I thought my first paycheck would've meant that I was golden, a star if you will ...I did not realize I would only be getting paid for maybe a week’s worth of work. Another adulting moment for me, I did not realize that decorative paper plates DO NOT belong in the microwave…needless to say I think I almost gave my mom a heart attack especially when I decided to grab the plate while it was on fire and then what did this paper plate do you ask? It disintegrated. Another adulting moment for me has been making my own salads for lunch because I don’t have groceries or time to make anything else before I take my allergy medicine and go to bed at 10 p.m. and who knew how expensive it would be to buy a decorative chair or good pillows? I definitely did not know that a Papasan chair would cost me about $200, do I have one you ask? The answer is no. I also did not think it was possible to spend so much money on a basic bed frame and headboard and I underestimated how frequent my trips to Target would be. Do not even get me started on putting together IKEA furniture, there were no words, just straight vibes and pictures of the cartoon man smiling. While I have struggled with just how expensive life is and the struggle of putting furniture together then taking it apart and putting it back together the correct way, I do want to take the time to appreciate that my parents did teach me how to budget my money and make my groceries last, especially when I know I do not have the time to cook or have one of those days when I just don’t feel like it. I will still stop by their house and grocery shop or grab a plate of food before I go back to my apartment but they should know that’s a given. I guess my big joy at the moment is that while I may not have a whole lot of furniture in this apartment, I love the fact that it’s a blank canvas and a new start. It shows me that I am capable and I have achieved so much in life at the moment. While you may not 100% be in the same boat as me, I hope you see the positives and take a moment to reflect on how you got to this stage in life and to bask in the little achievements after a long day.
With love and positivity