…And I’m not ready! I have a little over 2 weeks until Grad School starts back. I’m not looking forward to homework and projects, but I DO miss school. I’m one of those weird people that actually like school haha. I’ll be taking my last two classes at the Academy of Art University and then graduating in May. I’m going to start looking for a teaching job in March, and if I get any interviews, I can tell them I’m graduating in May. Who knows, maybe someone might even hire me early in March contingent upon me getting my Masters degree.

My boyfriend told me to lookup the salaries at different Colleges, and I’m getting excited just doing that! So far, it’s looking great! The minimum average salary is about $55K and the max is $95K! That’s over $7,000 a MONTH on the higher end. I don’t know what I would even do with that much money. Actually yes I do. I would buy a nice car and house, and then make sure my mom and grandma were taken care of. Maybe give them each $500 a month so they have some “spare money” haha. (I use to always beg my mom for her spare money so I could buy things when I was little. Never understanding that there is no such thing as spare money when you live paycheck to paycheck like we did. But our childhood was great, and our mom made things happen.)

I think in March, I’m going to start making a list of what I want to accomplish with my new salary, so I don’t go crazy with it. I’ll definitely want to pay off my credit cards, and some of my past debt so that my credit will go up. That’s the ONE thing I regret is every screwing up my credit. It limits you from being able to do soo much. It sucks. Anways, thanks for reading!

So, my birthday was January 9. (Two days ago.) I turned 27! I am not sure how I feel about this. I’m getting close to 30. Which I know isn’t that old, but to me, it seems like its old. I have so much I want to accomplish before I’m 30, like having a kid, buying a house, getting a nice car…I don’t see these things happening in THREE years. Not the way my credit is set up lol. And I want to be ready for a kid. I haven’t even talked to my boyfriend about it either, I don’t know when he wants more kids, because he has a two year old daughter right now. And my car…agh! I just have to keep trying.

So far, my new year is going well. I just have so many bills! And my income isn’t matching up lol. So I’m trying to stay afloat. It’s going to take a little bit for tutoring to pick up again, because kids were off for winter break. They are now going back to school, so it’s going to take a little time for parents to realize their kids need help.

I’ve established small daily goals that make everything less overwhelming for me. So far, I’ve been able to keep up but I do get anxious just looking at everything I have to do and pay for and it gets me a little overwhelmed. I have a therapist that I go to, and she’s been helping me with certain things, and we’ve found strategies to cope when I’m anxious. The methods don’t always work 100% of the time, but they do help.

I suffer from major depression and anxiety really bad. But I’m getting better everyday, with medication. Anyways, that’s all for now!