The Most Stressful Year Of My Life
This year has been without a doubt the most stressful year of my life. It started out with a huge punch to the gut when my boyfriend and I who lived together both got laid off...on the same day! My boyfriend planned to go to school in the fall and change scares me, so I worried about that a lot too. Then we both got new jobs, and he got laid off again 2 months later. I've been battling with financial stress all year long. Then September rolled around and we packed up our stuff, I quit my job and we moved three hours away so he could go to school. I looked and looked for a job, but it's so hard to find jobs lately that I couldn't find one for a month. At the end of that month, he broke up with me...just came out and said "I don't think this is going to work" after 3 years of living together. So once again, I packed up and moved home. Only this time my load was much lighter. I had lived on my own long before we had gotten together. I had my own (really nice) TV, blueray dvd player, microwave, furniture...and I had to sell all of it to him because we consolodated our loans together due to lack of finances. I even had to leave my bike...it was so nice. Not to mention I still owed almost $3,000 after all that, so my parents had to take out a line of credit to pay the rest of it back since I was jobless. Now I owe them so much money, plus I still have my bills to pay...my car needs to be fixed desperately, it's not even driveable, and I don't have any of my posessions that made me feel like I had my own independent life. I am living with my parents and I had to start my job search all over again. I constantly feel guilty and ashamed for having my parents take on so much of my burdens. I was out of work for over three months which really set me back and I found out my ex became an alcoholic in school, which he hid from me very well. Did I mention I had to drive his *** everywhere for 2 of the 3 years we were together because he got a DUI and had his license revoked? And now it's almost Christmas, I didn't even have the money to buy anyone I love Christmas presents which makes me feel horrible...and to top it all off I just found out my dad has alzheimers. Wow, I really needed to get that all out, it felt really good. Enough of 2009 already...I'm sick of this year!