Bare Necessities Journal Entry 3: More Than Broke
I’m treading water.
Image from Swimming Scientifically Taught
But I don’t know how long I can keep my head up.
I’m preparing to be more than broke.
Any time you meet a payment
Any time you need a friend
Any time you’re out from under
Not getting hassled, not getting hustled
Keepin’ your head above water
Making a wave when you can
Temporary lay offs
Easy credit rip offs
Scratchin’ and surviving
Hangin in a chow line
Ain’t we lucky we got ’em
Despite a slight windfall (a co-worker buying 2 custom drawings from me) and cutting my driving way down (I took the bus and biked whenever possible) I still will have a lot of difficulty paying my bills.
The culprits for my predicament are 2 bills that I regularly don’t have:
Car registration $169
Phone Bill $50
I have only recently started having to pay my phone bill. Why? It’s complicated. Trust it’s for a good reason. And an extra $169 bill? Ain’t no body got time for that! But, of course I should’ve planned for this.
Note to self, remember this next year when you get your tax return!
I’ll update you guys on whether I make it through the month unscathed.
Thankfully I don’t bite my nails. That’s a bad habit.