I feel less stressed.
And it’s pretty freaking awesome.
I am finally financially stable for the first time in my entire life. Seriously. My ENTIRE. LIFE.
I don’t have to worry about spending $3 on food the day before I get paid. I don’t have to drive with my fuel light on for long stretches of time. If someone asks me to go to dinner at Applebee’s, I don’t have to make myself sick worrying about whether or not that someone will pay for me or not. And, I can buy chap stick and toliet paper when I need them.
It’s all so great.
Also, I feel really happy with how I look. I feel comfortable with my body. For real. And it took me a long, long time to get here. But being here makes me smile.
I also love both my jobs.
I’m not going to lie, I went through some grief leaving behind daily newspapers. But it didn’t take me long to fall in love with an environment where my co-workers don’t constantly look like they’ve been hit in the back of a head with a hammer because they’re so stressed. Or where I work 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Monday through Friday. (Yes those are my real hours). (It’s all right to be jealous). Or where we get a little time to REFLECT on our product without constantly having to put out the daily news.
Plus, I really do get as many candy samples as you’d think.
And I can’t even explain how great my job as a youth director is. Just imagine rainbows mixed with love and peace and fantastic and then add in hope and faith and you might kind of, sort of, start to understand.
So basically, in conclusion, life is pretty sweet right now. And I can really, truly appreciate it all because I went through crap and a half to get here.