Life Update | Not So “Jolly” This Christmas Season

First off, a warm Merry Christmas to all of you! It’s Christmas Eve today and it has been nothing short of crazy for most people around my area. The neighborhood lights up with Christmas lights on people’s houses and we’ve finally entered the Winter season!

However, on my end, things have not been so good for me lately. I’ve been stressing about a number of things and my jolly spirit for one of my two favorite holidays has nearly disappeared.

Let me explain everything that has happened. Pull up a chair; this flower’s got a couple of things to share with you all.

Earlier this month, I had to “sacrifice” a large chunk of the $305 I had scraped up as a rainy day/moving out fund because of yet another family emergency. That meant that I had to start back over at square one and considering that I’m trying to pay down my credit card debt, that was a blow to my independence.

Secondly, I tried to move into a dorm on my university’s campus (despite me being nearly ready to graduate) because my job was located at the town center near the school and it would be easier for me to pick up more hours at my job for more money and be able to go to class on time. Long story short, it didn’t work out and I had to cancel the whole plan and I decided to stay at my parents’ house for the upcoming semester.

On top of that, the second dog in the family passed away the night before. He was a Shetland Sheepdog and he was a senior dog at that. What made it really sad was the fight he kept putting up to not die, even though his body was shutting down completely. I sat next to him as this happened, but I had to leave for work that night. I got one last photo of him as I made peace with it all.

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My beloved dog Pepper when his body seized up and he couldn’t move…

 

Put all of these together and you have a flower who has wilted somewhat due to all the mess that happened. It wasn’t a fun time trying to keep myself dry in the storm.

But even dark, stormy clouds have a silver lining somewhere.

I managed to sell another item on eBay for more money to build up my savings again and I got paid the day before yesterday. Both were a bit of bright news for me!

I don’t have much of a Christmas list and never had one to begin with. The only thing I want is a Nikon D5500 camera, but I’ll have to wait to upgrade to that. Oh well.

But those are all the things that have happened to me so far, so I apologize if I ruined someone’s spirit. I haven’t been posting on here and I figured I would give you an update to let you all know that I’m still alive and kickin’.

Have a safe and great Christmas, everyone!

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