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Good News and Bad News

Good News: I have more time to write!

Bad News: I lost one of my jobs.

So, my lovely year of living comfortably is over and it's back to "just scraping by"... thankfully, I still have my second job - now my ONLY job.... I've asked if they might be able to give me more hours - but we'll see. I did survive on part-time pittance before, so I know I can do it again. And right now that job WILL cover rent and my "must pay" bills. So it's just food and incidentals that I have to worry about... and yeah, if they give me a few more hours a week, that might turn out okay.

But, there goes my plan of getting out of debt in two years. That relied on me having both jobs.

More Good News: I'm still going on my vacation, because that's already booked and (mostly) paid for! So, yay! VACATION to kick off underemployment.

"But Alix, how will this affect us?!" you ask? Well... maybe I'll get more fic written...or I'll be able to do my rewatches faster. So, really, from where you're sitting, this is ALL good news. Congrats! :P

Anyway, today sucked... didn't help that I was also suffering from PMS-induced anxiety. I was very very lucky that my local best friend had the day off and I was able to go over to their place at lunch and literally cry on them.

Then I went to an ASL Halloween party dressed as the Winter Soldier, and it was SUPER FUN.

It's been a Rollercoaster of a day, folks!

This entry was originally posted at https://hells-half-acre.dreamwidth.org/545200.html.

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liliaeth
Nov. 1st, 2017 09:41 am (UTC)
I'm sorry for you losing one of your jobs, I hope you'll find a new one soon
hells_half_acre
Nov. 1st, 2017 11:36 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
madebyme_x
Nov. 1st, 2017 10:52 am (UTC)
I'm sorry to hear about the job, and I'll keep fingers crossed that you can get some extra hours on your other job. Take care :)
hells_half_acre
Nov. 1st, 2017 11:36 pm (UTC)
Thanks! :)
supernutjapan
Nov. 1st, 2017 02:31 pm (UTC)
I´m sorry 😫 I hope something better comes up. Yay for your vacation though. Hope you can rest up.
hells_half_acre
Nov. 1st, 2017 11:38 pm (UTC)
Thanks! And yeah, the vacation will be a nice distraction from things - and hopefully I can come back fresh and ready to tackle my life. :)
metallidean_grl
Nov. 1st, 2017 04:40 pm (UTC)
So sorry to hear about your lessening of employment. That totally sucks. I hope you are able to get more hours with your current job. **crossing fingers**

Glad you are still taking your vacation. When I saw 'bad news' my first thought was that you had to cancel your trip. That would have been a big bummer. I'm glad you are still going. You will need that. Your last big hurrah, so to speak.

I'm glad there was someone there for you. We all need a shoulder to lean on every now and then. Take care.
hells_half_acre
Nov. 1st, 2017 11:41 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

Yeah, thankfully I prebooked a lot of the vacation back in August and September, including setting aside my spending money for it. So, it'll just be a question of not being able to pay down the visa after as quickly as I might like. I mean, regardless, I wasn't going to miss my best friend's wedding - but it's nice that I don't necessarily need to cut anything short or rebook anything.

And yes, I'm very thankful that my friend was home - I had a halloween party to go to that evening and was worried that I wouldn't be able to enjoy it at all - but my friend managed to cheer me up enough to enjoy the rest of the evening. :)
kailita
Nov. 2nd, 2017 12:23 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry about your job! I hope there's something better in store for you down the road. Did you like the work, or was it just something to pay the bills?

In other news, I saw that you watched season 2 of Stranger Things. I promised my youngest brother that I would wait a couple weeks to watch that with him...but once I do, I'm eager to check out your thoughts. I loved your insights on season 1. Every time I tell people what you said about the three age groups playing out three different horror genres, they always go "Ohhhhhhhh!" :)
hells_half_acre
Nov. 2nd, 2017 12:33 am (UTC)
To be fair! Someone else pointed out the 3 age-groups thing to me first - so I can't take credit for that. But like your friends, my reaction was that of amazement at the realization.

The thoughts I have so far posted about Stranger Things 2 are just the immediate ones, written at 2am after binging the last half of the episodes... so, they're not the most coherent things. But yeah, once you watch it, come on back and leave me a comment, and we can discuss things more! Things will also have had more time to sit in my head then, so I may have put more thought into them - you never know!

Thanks for the condolences about the job. I never really like work itself - in that, for me, every single job I've ever had was solely "to pay the bills". But the job was for a really great company and the work-set-up was ideal - so yeah, I'm super bummed to have lost it.

I'm very thankful that I still have the other job. Back in the early spring, and last fall, I was debating whether I should go full time with the one job, instead of having both jobs... I am SO GLAD I decided to continue splitting my time between the two jobs. SO GLAD. I successfully did not put all my eggs in one basket, yay me!
borgmama1of5
Nov. 2nd, 2017 03:00 am (UTC)
I am so sorry to hear about your job situation!

Silver lining? More time to do the season 12 rewatch and clothing catalog?
hells_half_acre
Nov. 2nd, 2017 07:08 am (UTC)
That is indeed the silver-lining! I still have to wait until I'm back from Vacation though, but yes - I'll definitely be able to get through them more quickly. :)

It's disappointing to be abruptly laid-off, but as the initial shock wears off, and with the help of my friends, I'm sort of gaining a bit of perspective. I'm VERY lucky to have the second job already. And in truth, my ideal situation is making life work while only working part-time... whereas the past year, although comfortable financially, it was NOT the ideal situation, because I was working full time.

So, now I just have to focus on the "making life work" part of the situation, and I'll have everything I ever wanted! Haha... I'm still hoping to get a few more hours at my second job, just to bridge that gap. But there are plenty of silver-linings here.
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