Thankfully that proverbial light at the end of the tunnel was not a fast-moving train after all. It was a close call on several occasions but I survived two and a half years of temp work and soul-sucking unemployment. Yesterday I was finally the top candidate for a position and got the job. I start Monday.
Every few months I've wondered if I would have to give notice on my apartment and move out. I worried about keeping my phone going. I worried about buying groceries. It was exhausting.
Yesterday, after getting the good news, every ounce of stress I've felt came leaking out of my eyes. I just let the tears fall and even laughed a bit through them. Laughter has always kept me sane.
So not too long from now I'll have enough in the budget for what I need, and a little in the budget for some fun...some crafts...and LOTS of bubble bars from Lush. I can't wait.