Today alone has given me a lot to be thankful for.
I got my paycheck early :)
Which means I get to go grocery shopping (no more ramen!)
I put gas in my car
I’m buying a coat on Saturday (Black Friday sales wat)
My system at work crashed so I got the day off
My family and friends have been blowing up my phone all morning
…and they can do that because I got my phone bill paid
I’m sitting in my room in my giant comfy chair drinking coffee and feeling the warmth from my space heater.
In my first few weeks out here I quickly learned that I’ve been spoiled my entire life. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve had to work for what I wanted (my own car, phone, going to college) but there were so many things I realize now that I was taking for granted.
In the past 2 1/2 months I’ve slept exclusively on an air mattress with a hole in it, eating ramen for lunch and dinner, selling dvd’s that I didn’t want to get rid of for gas money, layering my clothes in the morning so I wouldn’t be cold on my way to work. It’s been a tough change from how I was living just a few months beforehand.
But at 24 years old, I feel like this is exactly where I should be.