This Week Ten Years Ago

The Week of 4/23/2006

Witty one liner: I’m not completely useless, I can be used for bad examples.

Quote of the week: “The quickest way to double your money is to fold it in half and put it back in your pocket.” – Anonymous

Offbeat oddity (courtesy of the planner): Ninety percent of all species that have become extinct have been birds


I like the witty one-liner even though I am not sure that it applies to me. I don’t want to toot my own horn, but for the most part I have my shit under control, and if it’s not under control I am working very hard to get it under control. I have had enough bad examples come into my life that I know the kind of person that I want to be and for the most part I have surrounded myself with like-minded people. I have been in therapy for almost three years straight now and have seen vast improvements. I am a completely different person than who I was a year ago or even six months ago. A friend of mine told me a few months ago that she thought of me as an inspiration – in the span of a year I got a new job, moved into a new apartment, began a new, healthy, and loving relationship with a wonderful man, and then moved again because the environment I was in wasn’t healthy for me. I am on a budget and being mindful of my finances, but still living and having a terrific life. I have moments where my anxiety gets the best of me and I am convinced that I am doing something wrong or there is something I should be doing or that I don’t really deserve to be happy. But those moments are getting farther apart and fewer. Life is not easy, but I am lucky enough that I can be happy despite the tough times.

I agree with the quote, and it was mostly how I was raised so I typically save more than most people I know. There is just something very comforting about knowing that if something goes wrong I won’t be out on the street immediately. Money is a big stresser for me. I am always afraid that I do not have enough money

Thank goodness I wasn’t born a bird : P

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