So, getting motivated today is ummmm interesting… I go to the mechanic to see ‘what’s up’ with the car. And, it is a 775 job repair. I find that out Friday. I’m like-“okay, I saved money to pay off some debts, but I have enough to fix the car and still enough left to pay one of my bills, so life is a blessing.
By Saturday, I was over the whole car deal and started talking with D about getting another car next year. On yesterday (Sunday), I went to go get my kiddo and my front passenger tire had a big screw in it and was flat to the ground. Second time in a month! There is irritating construction nearby, but I called AAA and they changed my tire and put the full size spare on and put air in it and we left.
Picked up the kiddo and drove for about 30-40 minutes and came back home and later went out again on the tire and had no problems. Today, D and I were running to Peet’s to get coffee before heading to the pool one last time since it closed today. And guess what? I backed up and spare was so flat that I couldn’t even pull forward all the way to park the car because the rim was literally on the ground! So AAA came over to tow the car because I couldn’t go anywhere and it has to be fixed tomorrow anyway.
So, I literally wanted to fall apart I took a job making 1100 dollars left a month for my mental. So I really can’t handle a big car bill. But honest to God. I did what I do best-Deal with it. I get so tired of everything being so hard and I sometimes want a break and to cruise down Easy Street like so many others do. But that has just not been the way life has been for me. A lot of things have been tough and uphill for me. But like D said- “It’s not cancer. Just a car that is made to break.” I love his down to earth philosophy:).
Anyhow, instead of breaking down like I have so many times, I just decided that I would work harder. I will save more, pick up more side jobs and continue to build my credit and raise it 25 more points before taking on a car payment. I will not let the enemy (the devil, the dark side, evil spirits, etc.) win. Ever! I would not be me if I did not fight and get kicked down and get up again. I have been a single mom for 10 years, so I can do it all! And of course I have D (my rock), my babygirl and God on my side, so that helps a crapload.
But you guys can kick booty too! TRUST ME! Trust the process. And if you don’t have one (a process), ask me or someone wiser:) to help you find one or even better, consult Pinterest if that is your thing!The long and drawn out point- Do not give up no matter what life throws your way. You have got this. Have a million reasons why you will fail? I have a mil why you will succeed because I have failed more times than the Philadelphia Phillies, but like them, I stayed strong.
Go forth dear friends and conquer whatever is in your way. I believe in you even if you don’t!