Tuesday, November 9, 2010
How to make it without being able to make it
First of all, to lose just about everything you own in 6 months due to a series of unfortunate events that fell like dominoes, is a very humbling experience. I'm learning who my friends really are, who is really there to support me and my endeavors, and family members that are better left at a distance. The bills keep coming in the mail, the lights are still needed to get through the day, same as the phone. Basically, you find out just how "little" you can make it on. There's no extra spending that can be done, no eating out, but lots of home cooking and home-made Christmas present projects going on. The important lesson that I am learning is that the attitude I wake up with and carry on my day with is completely up to me. Nothing, short of winning the lottery, is going to fix the financial situation at this point, but I don't have to sit around and fall apart over it. I built my "empire" once, and I can do it again. My faith is strong enough that I know none of this junk is fatal, it won't kill me, it may make things uncomfortable for a bit, but that's the worst of it. My question is: if we're broke, how come I'm still fat?!?!?!?