Aw man, my fam & friends co-conspired and ended up surprising me at our family picnic on Sunday! I really had no idea! I invited people over (like I usually do when we have picnics) and some people reply, some people don't, so I never really know who's gonna show up! My birthday isn't for another almost 2 weeks so although I had jokingly said "my mom better have a cake for me," I was just ready to enjoy my family, have Sunday off & some good eats!
Something weird also happened which added to why I couldn't fall asleep Monday night despite being SO tired. I say weird, but I mean wild. Perhaps coincidental, perhaps the universe at it's best!! My friend Rebekah (whom you all should know by Bex now) also came by on Sunday. We got to talking about ideal salaries and she told me to email her. While I haven't emailed her yet, I actually sat down and wrote out my monthly expenses and IDEAL allotment for rent, life, groceries, etc..and A) It wasn't a crazy amount, actually it was very "normal" B) I was impressed that I can stay afloat in my current position C) Later that day, a friend posted a job listing with the exact number I calculated for my weekly budget....CRAZY!!! No biggie right? Well I'm looking into it.
Even if you're not looking for work or keeping your options open, sitting down with my expenses and bills really clarified for me not only where my money is going but also where I want it to start going. I also felt super organized and aware and very lucky to be where I am!
Dude update: I haven't heard from Blue Balls yet!
OLD dude news: I found myself comforting him through this transition of moving on. WHAT IS MY LOT IN LIFE?! Also, Leah if you read this I completely forgot to tell you about this on our car ride back to NYC Monday morning hahah!
Ciao for now,