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18 months and counting….

So I have reached month 18 and finally my luck has turned around a bit.   I have started a new job that allows me to work remotely from literally anywhere I can get an internet connection.

I am so excited about this opportunity that I am going to share every single detail in the coming weeks.   That being said I am finally back on track with my goals.

So first up this month my goal is to pretty much get caught up on some things.  Fortunately I didn’t dip too much into savings because I have been very careful but I do want to start saving again.

Now that I have a job that I can literally work anywhere in the world I can technically pick up and leave at anytime, but as I have said in previous posts I have obligations that must be taken care of first.  Once those are done I may move my leave day up a bit.   For right now I am sticking with this.   The good news is I don’t have to quit my job or worry about where my money is coming from when I get on the road.  (I still want to save though 🙂 )

I realized this month that you can’t always seek forgiveness from people who you have hurt and while that is hard it is something you have to accept, if that person blames you for everything you have to let them.    Cut all ties and move on, and try to learn from your experience.

I have also learned what true happiness feels like and I am so grateful for that.  Sometimes you have to cut everything off in your life and start over to rebuild a better you.   I am working on a better me, which is why I have pursued job options I knew would make me happy.  One of my biggest regrets in my life is jumping into a claims job when I didn’t want to do that because I was told I wouldn’t be good at my chosen job.  I should have taken time and pursued my passions. I also was told constantly I wouldn’t like traveling to certain places even though I knew in the deepest parts of my soul I would.   I believed them.  Ha! no wonder I was so unhappy,  I betrayed myself.  I was so unhappy, now I am not.  It was a hard lesson to learn but I have learned it and I finally accepted I can’t change my past and my mistakes but I can move forward with a new fire and pursue my dreams.  🙂

So what is the point of saying all of this?  Pursue your passion and stop listening to the negativity.   I can’t tell you how many times I gave up on something because I was told by people “I loved”  I would not be good at that, or I couldn’t do that, or I wouldn’t like that.   It made me one vindictive bitch who was very negative in every aspect of her life.   I hated her.   I can’t change who I was but I know I can be the person I was  before I let everything get in my way.   It is the biggest breath of fresh air I have had in years.

SO let go of the negativity and be you.   🙂

So yeah end soap box.

This past month was pretty boring so I don’t have much to share but I am hoping NEXT month I can start my savings posts back up and get back on track.

Cheers Everyone!

19 months and counting…

Hey everyone!

This post is a little late this month MOSTLY because I have been busy trying to streamline and get my life back under control.  As most people in my life know I am literally a tiny bull in a China shop so things like this often take much longer than they should.

This month I focused on attempting to find a way to streamline my finances and make sure I get things taken care of like I need to.  Mostly my few remaining debts and my dental work.

That being said when you have no income that can make these two goals hard.

I thought I had a little time before I had to worry about my dental work but of course that wasn’t the case.    Fortunately after a lot of research and shopping around I found a very affordable option to see a dentist and get dental work taken care of.   I plan on writing a full post on this very soon because believe me I know how stressful being uninsured can be and I want to help you the best I can.

So as far as a recap/countdown goes I don’t have much to report except I have been doing ok selling on Poshmark so that helps with my financial situation but there is absolutely NO room for anything extra.

I have completed about half of my TEFL and I am going to really try and get it finished this month.   I really want to have that certification asap so I can start teaching and getting valuable experience as my leave date draws closer.

I am hoping to start a YouTube channel soon, I have been a bit addicted to YouTube lately and I am hoping to start one.   I do not have a date on this just yet.

No savings updates this month but I am hoping to start those back up this Summer as think my money situation will change.

I didn’t read ANY books this month but  I am hoping to read many more this month.   I am currently reading The Last Empire by Brandon Sanderson.   This books has been on my to be read shelf for well over 2 years and I am loving it so far.

My favorite Netflix show this month was The Indian Detective.  A laugh out loud show that will be reviewed on this blog in the next few days!

My favorite Netflix movie was Radius which I will not be reviewing on the blog but I feel this movie is worth watching.   It is so good.   I picked it out as I thought it was going to make the bad Netflix list but I actually really enjoyed it.  My super picky brother loved it too.

What are my plans this month?

I am going to start making lesson plan files.   I really want to have a large database of lesson plans I can pull from when I teach abroad so this is something I can start working on now.

I am going to finish my TEFL.

I am going to start my dreaded dental work.

I am also going to go back to my “cooking around the world” goal, I am going to pick five countries this month and find recipes.  Wish me luck.

So not the greatest recap but at least I feel much better than I did the last two.

Yes the feature image on this post is of my fursibling Splinter.  Hahaha.  I am home a lot so I spend a lot of time with Splinter and Pepper as you can probably tell on my instagram.


20 months and counting… and gaining perspective

OK I admit when I wrote this post  I was still pretty bitter about getting fired, but at the same time it felt damn good giving my side of the story.

It also made me realize that as my best friend Stacie puts it.. “time to shit or get off the pot”   Why am I always taking jobs that I am not suited for?  Why do I never jump and pursue my passions.

Truth is I dream to travel and I dream to have a job where I can work remotely.

So that is what I am pursuing and for the first time in life, I am excited.  I am excited to job search, I am excited to do what I want and pursue passions.   I finally feel like I am living and pursuing what I want.

This past month was AMAZING and I will be writing lots of posts.

Other than that not much to update on, I am still hunting for the perfect remote job and I am hoping to land one this month!

21 months and counting and OH I GOT FIRED

This article accidentally published yesterday when it shouldn’t have… I started writing it and scheduled it but never went back and edited it to be accurate.

So my dear friends I am 100% doing that today and yes this is going to be a somewhat negative post about life circumstances.

In short this past month absolutely sucked and there is nothing I can do about it… I got fired from my job because I wasn’t a “good fit” which honestly is a load of shit.

I overheard my boss talking about what a worthless human I was… seriously not exaggerating and I said I was going to HR the next day to another manager… and then I was fired (can’t trust ANYONE seriously).  I got my verbal (for dress code, I wore a hoodie one day when it was freezing mind you this was over a month before I got fired and believe me I never wore it again I just froze while they made me chase down maintenance because it was too “cold” ) got my written warning for being unprofessional (I mean I said I was going to HR I guess that isn’t very professional… but  so is screaming at another person about how worthless you are because you didn’t have enough “cups for a meeting” and being loud enough that I over hear it) and terminated all within 30 minutes of each other.  I mean go big or go home am I right?

I was fired because I wasn’t liked and you know what I am 100% ok with that because I gave 100% to that job even though they changed my job title within 2 days of me starting that job… because they had to move another person (due to her lack of professionalism… co-worker words not mine, she was actually the only one ever willing to help me understand HOW to do the job) to another position so they put me in her position.   So while I was hesitant to take that job because I knew I didn’t exactly meet the qualifications I truly tried to learn it as fast as I could and I guess at the end of the day I fell short.

I mean shit is what it is and at the end of the day I truly did my best and I was planning on leaving in two years anyway to teach abroad so the only thing I am missing is the paycheck.   I do not want to work with horrible humans and at the end of the day that is what that person is seriously EVERYONE talks about how horrible, petty, superficial she is… I should have listened to them from day one… but I was being objective and gave her the benefit of the doubt.  Hell an ENTIRE team has gone to HR on her and yet she is still employed.  Seriously I get mad just thinking about the entire situation. Then I realize it was just a job and seriously do you want to work for a person that bitches about you not wearing heels but feels it is appropriate to walk through an office barefoot??? So much happened in my short time there that I am reminded yet again corporate America is simply NOT for me.

So what does this mean for my plans…

well I am still going to China ( I mean it is 100% paid for and non refundable so yeah there is that) and I am going to have a great time.

When I come back I will have to find a new job to at least pay the bills but again it is going to make me cut my expenses even further which isn’t really a bad thing the less I spend the more I can save for when I get a new job.

I am hoping that I find something within 2 weeks of me getting back from China so I don’t have to dip into savings.  I think I am still ok and on track to leave by my date… this is just a speed bump and God know I have encountered plenty of those in my life time.

So that is the real month countdown and we will see where I am come March 1st and seriously friends if you ever encounter a speed bump in your dreams just pick up the pieces and keep moving forward and don’t ever let a person stand in your way.