Adulting. Why did I not relish in the glory of being a child as much as I should have? Why didn’t I take more naps? Draw on more walls with crayons? Eat more dirt?
Don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of amazing things about being an adult! You can go to bed whenever you want and even spoil your appetite before dinner. Hell, you can have ice cream for supper if that tickles your fancy.
However, all of the luxuries of being an adult are outweighed by the one cruel reality that comes with living on your own:
It is ALWAYS something! Every time I feel like P and I are getting a handle on our debt and we are starting to make progress in the road to one day being DEBT FREE …
life throws in a speed bump, then a pothole, and finally just for shits and giggles one heck of a financial detour.
Let me preface this rant by just stating a few things. I’m so incredibly lucky. Everyone is healthy, I am 33 weeks pregnant with a healthy baby that I can’t wait to meet in mere weeks, and we have a roof over our heads, a bed to sleep in and bellies full of food. Life for the most part is amazing…
BUT why does there always have to be a BUT?
When we found out I was pregnant we had been trying for years. We had definitely planned for the extra finances that a baby requires. We also bought (ok, we actually financed) a new vehicle that was safer and more family friendly for myself and baby. We crunched the numbers and an extra car payment could squeeze into our budget.
Then my husband’s computer crapped out (his motherboard died). It was 8 years old (which is like 150 in computer years) and he works in IT and has to have a top notch computer in order to do his job. Well, a top notch computer is expensive. P built it himself with all the bells and whistles. Let’s just say it’s black with red components (he was going for a Darth Vader theme ) and the red LED lights he placed in his new computer now make our office look like a XXX store. It was definitely an expense (not to mention office decor) that was unexpected for me. We ended up having to finance it. Boo. On the upside we were able to get 12 months no interest, but still its an extra monthly payment that we were not planning on this year.
Then a few weeks later P’s Jeep decided that it was sick and needed to go see the Jeep doc. That damn Jeep racks up more medical bills then any other Jeep I know. Then the following week, my old Jetta decided it also wasn’t feeling well and racked up another bill 4 times over what the Jeep bill was!!!!
So in a nutshell, our debt is back to where it was last year. All the progress we made is now back to square one.
I’m discovering that all of the bills, the stress, the responsibility, and the unexpected twists and turns are just a part of being an adult. Time to put my big girl pants on (and oh, how BIG my pants have gotten) shake it off and start all over again tomorrow with a big girl panty attitude!
Til next time,