I haven’t had a lot of passion to write lately because to be honest.. what I’m feeling isn’t anything I want to write about. This blog is meant to be a source of inspiration and positivity and I’m feeling quite the opposite about life right now.
I’m stuck between the dreadful, “rock and a hard place” it seems. I’m looking at picking up a 40+ hour a week job in an industry I said I would never go back to. I will also be working another part time job to fill the evenings and weekends so we can finally have enough to get moved into a new place.
We’ve been trying to fathom the idea of moving for the last year now and it still hasn’t happened. Portland is pretty well populated, not leaving a lot of places open that are affordable or in a good neighborhood. Most places are asking for a large security deposit, pet deposits, first AND last month’s rent, leaving us with what seems like an impossible task of coughing up $4k or more just to get moved into a new home. It might sound easy to some, but when you’re already living paycheck to paycheck, this amount is quite daunting.
I know that with our determination and work ethic we’ll make it happen, but I can’t help but feel like I’m about to serve a prison sentence by going back to work for corporate America. I’m desperately hoping I can find something less soul-draining before September starts… or that I can become the female John Dillinger and go a crime spree across the country while robbing banks.
I kid.. kind of.
Tattooed Martha isn’t going anywhere though. It just means I’ll have to work that much harder in the few spare moments I get throughout the week. Just be patient with me and continue to comment, email me, and share posts because that’s truly the fire that keeps me going!
I hope everyone has an amazing weekend and feel free to share any bank robbing tips and tricks below! 😉