This week has been an awesome week! Well… apart from all the injuries I have dealt with. I should really make a note to self to pack a really good first aid kit whenever the time comes to go on this journey. Seriously. Personally, I hope something in me changes when I’m no longer home and I am not such an awkward idiot who is always injuring herself. Don’t get me wrong, I love myself how I am, awkward tendencies and all… but life would be easier without them.
Anywho… what made this week awesome! Many things.
First things first, my first $200! One month ago, I was someone who couldn’t save a dollar to save her life. If I had money, chances are it was burning a hole in my pocket and I wouldn’t have it for long. It’s a huge reason why I am thankful my aunt is in charge of my inheritance fund… if I had it to myself, it would have been gone a year ago, and I would have been so screwed.
I have been saving up now for one month and I have recently made it to the $200 mark in my savings, in under a month actually. It’s a small feat, but it feels kinda incredible, having so much self control over something I used to have no control over. I think my grandma would be most proud.
It really does go to show how quickly money adds up when you’re not spending it all.
Then, earlier on in the week… I officially changed my major from math to photography! I was mostly inspired by the fact that I had an interview, failed that interview, and did not get the job. Basically, I am tired of having to rely on others to like be enough to hire me. I want to have control of my own life, completely. I want to be able to build my own career so I don’t have to worry about others telling me I can’t work for them or they don’t believe I have the qualifications. Me majoring in math was, as I put it in a previous entry, a safety net. Something I was leaning on because that’s where existing jobs are. What I really want to do is get out and see the world, be a photographer, be a writer. Live by my own standards rather than society’s.
And the last bit of awesome… I am meeting with my former math teacher tomorrow (today?) for lunch! I haven’t seen her for almost two years! She has always been like family to me and she was actually the one who originally inspired me to be a math teacher. I have yet to tell her that I changed my major… or any of these recent plans for my future, for that matter. I am actually planning on telling her all about it when we are at lunch. But she has always been one of my biggest supporters for pretty much everything I did in life, for the last eleven years. I have no doubt in my mind that she will be just as excited about this as I am, and I can’t wait to let her in on it all. 🙂