In the last year I have changed positions 3 times, bosses 4 times – but I’m at the same company. My cat became paralyzed. My car has died…. twice. In fact, its at the mechanic as I type this. We had a tree fall in our back yard during a storm and crunch part of our fence. We had a tree fall in our back yard during a different storm and crunched some of our patio furniture. I had a kidney stone a couple months ago which was extremely painful. I got the medical bills from said kidney stone and those were much more painful. My student loans are coming around to bite me in the hind end – that’s blood from a turnip I’m not sure I can squeeze. We had a fabulous family reunion this summer and around two weeks later, my dad’s brother John passed away. A little bit after that my Aunt Sharon, one of his older sisters, passed away too. A close family friend, a woman I have recognized as my honorary aunt for my entire life, is struggling with cancer and a good friend from work died just a few weeks ago from a different type of cancer.
Mine always seems to be money and health related. The car gets me down but doesn’t that just come right back down to money? But, ya know, it hasn’t been an easy year, but I recognize that there are many more out there with much bigger problems to work through.
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