Monday, November 22, 2010

An Overdue Update

"Stress is the spice of life."~Hans Selye

I know I haven't written in a LONG time which is crazy because usually I try to write as often as I can. Life has been pretty busy... and defintely not without stress.

Michael moved into the apartment almost a month ago. We love it. It still is suffering from a lack of furniture but we don't mind. The fact that we have our own apartment is exciting enough. (But hopefully we'll be able to get furniture soon).

School has been a pain. Although I'm making better grades than I thought, it's still a struggle. Spanish is really difficult. I suck at it. We are required to speak so much and I suck talking in English in front of people. Doing it in Spanish is a disaster. I'm really nervous about the final.

Also, money is becoming a bigger and bigger issue. Michael was supposed to transfer right in to a company but they screwed him over and after a month he still has no job. Which means all the expenses are coming out of my pocket for now. And as a college student who just does work study and writes for a low paying publications office, it's not getting us very far. We keep waiting it out and he's had to apply all over the city to find a job which at this time of year people are only hiring seasonly. My funds can only go so far and I'm trying to save up for my trip to Europe in May to study abroad. I feel like pulling my hair out. Between money and classes and Michael not working like he should have been, times are rough.

It's amazing I can find anyway to smile and not have a panic attack. I just try to keep in mind that without stress and obstacles life would be boring. And even though I have a long way to getting things more secure, I still have a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.

I have an amazing boyfriend that I see everyday, great friends, great family, I'm in college working towards a good future, etc. One day all of this stress and aggravation will pay off. One day...