Ok, so tomorrow is, in theory, my last day at this job. I am both happy and sad about this. I'm happy because I've missed auditions, I have to wake up at 6:15 everyday, and I'm not a big fan of working on offices. Also, I have more downtime than I'd like. I'm sad because I really like some of my co-workers, and being here this long has led me to feel kind of at home here. And the consistent pay is really nice.
Here's my big problem: I racked up a bit of a credit card bill in the last couple months. I won all that money last year, and I forgot to budget out how to pay the taxes on it. I wasn't planning on spending it all last year, but after I quit working at Tender Greens, I was in that accident, and work was a little thin on the ground. I think I only worked 4 days in the entire month of October. So I was living off that money.
I did manage to stop spending when I hit the bottom, but pesky Uncle Sam wanted his piece of my pie. So, while I have been working a lot more this year, it's still not quite enough to cover what I owe, especially since the taxes I DID pay last year (the stuff they take out automatically), didn't cover the whole thing. I'm used to getting a tax refund, and I owed more this year than I usually get refunded. It sucks.
I'm going to Texas next week for this huge International Summit that my church is doing. There's going to be 17000 disciples from all over the world, and I will be putting myself more in debt just to go, but it's totally worth it.
I'm supposed to be going to Yosemite the following week, and while I did pay for it already, I'm trying to get out of going, just to get that money back. I still WANT to go, but affording it is becoming a problem.
I am seriously going to be eating a lot of rice and beans in the coming months. Unless some awesome brothers take me out to dinner. :-p