October 19, 2012

He Said

One of my boys said you haven't lived until you have lived on your own, outside your parents' house and them not helping you with your bills and to some degree, i def agree. Some kids say they're on their own but their parents pay for everything with no input from themselves....
Sure i've lived on my own, but my parents paid certain expenses and i paid for certain things, but i still felt the struggle. you cannot do as much as you would if you were under your parents' roof b/c you have to spend your money wisely. 
And now that i am back home, i really haven't done much put get on the daily grind and that grown-up life of working, cooking, exercising, and spending time with family. There have been dates here and there, and thats all its been, a date...no second....
But back to the task at hand.
So for me, that means strictly paying my bills and balancing my spending with whatever's coming in, basically not spending beyond my means like i used to. I would like to think i've cut my spending at some point but now i just think it's because i have a better paying job where i can disperse my money evenly while having a nice amount to put in my two savings accounts and my pocket.
Money does make the world go round.
Sad but true.
Luvin' C*
&not this root canal. The third on this one tooth and the pain is ridiculous, it never felt like this before.....but i guess thats probably why i had to get it retreated

October 4, 2012

Oh and Happy Birthday

I've known this woman since 4th grade. She has grown into a woman all her own. She has gotten married and lives in New Orleans with her military beau. She's also preggers and beautiful. Her babygirl, Samone is soon to be in the world and I have.
And i am proud to a Godmother
Well, thats all.
happy birthday.



Life After Graduation
Is not all its cracked up to be.  Yesterday i had the joy of running to New Jersey to spend some time at my old stomping grounds of Kean University because I will not be able to attend Homecoming this weekend (boooooo).
Work has taken over my life. Since I work overnights, I literally come home at about 7/8AM, sleep till about 1:15PM, workout/go to the gym, cook&eat, sleep, and go back to work. That is my life. I'm paying my bills and trying to save for a car and get ready for these loan payments im gonna be making probably next month. Its just repetition and boring. 
But it is what it is.
Back at Kean, I saw some of the underclassmen i was cool with and I told everyone to enjoy college as much as you can. Dont rush anything. If you want to do something, do it (but dont die,seriously). College is a learning experience and you're on your own. Once college is over, you'll be back at your parents house living the grown up life of pure boredom and fun every so-often. Maybe that doesn't hold true for everyone, but its the majority. Our generation is tight and really not in a great position once we cross that stage. I find it extremely disrespectful and an insult that some of my friends cannot get a job because they are "overqualified".
It obviously gets me upset because we put in so much to get that degree and we'll spend the rest of our lives paying back the government for an education to get a job with a salary that we cannot even enjoy.
That's the shit I dont like.
Excuse my language but i am upset and that's how i get when i am upset.
My godsis and I were discussing this last night over dinner and we were both not hype on the fact that paying back these loans so soon out of college will put you in debt and your credit score will be shit. She pays about $600 every month in just school loans pack to the government. I feel like i'll be living with my parents until im 40 and i should just marry some wealthy guy. its extremely discouraging, not being able to save up for the long haul.
Lastly, i guess all i left to say is, Vote.