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First Week of Work

June 4th, 2010 at 04:23 am

So it was my first week at the new job, and it's been a bit stressful for a variety of reasons. First off, I have almost no free time whatsoever... therefore my freelancing is hurting much more than anticipated. I'm usually too tired to do any real writing and same goes for waking up in the morning.

This weekend I don't even get one night off. It happens that my funky drill day falls on tonight... so even though it should only be a few hours, it horribly cuts into my only night away from the camp.

BF isn't taking it as well as I had hoped. He's trying to be supportive, but it's all a bit unexpected, and he not only misses me, but many of his friends have moved away recently. He's going through a lot.

Aside from the stressful side of things, the position is great. It's a LOT of work. I've been here since tuesday, and every night we work until almost 10pm or so. There is a lot to do and plan, but this whole lack of free time thing sucks. Not gonna lie...

BF and I talked a while last night for ways to combat the negativity that is resulting from this whole situation and I think we came to a nice compromise, and certainly a positive step in the right direction.

As for my finances, they're a bit shot right now. I guess that payment the Army gave me was for the whole time away, so I didn't have that $600 I was counting on at the end of the month. That hurt. I mean, I'm fine, but I really wanted a few hundred to add to my savings, and pay off some of my CC.

Still haven't gotten my bonus, though hopefully it will come soon. The paperwork supposedly went in, though I wasn't the one to send it, so I dont know that 100%. I've had to dip into my savings a couple times to cover my birthday weekend and basics.

I also didn't add BF to my list of phone numbers that dont get charged when we talk. He's not Verizon, and I got hit with a HUGE phone bill. We're talking like $400 extra... because I guess we talked a lot in Arizona. He got hit with one as well, but nothing that bad. Sigh... more out of savings for a stupid mistake.

The good news about me not having any free time, however, is that I'm not spending any money. This is certainly a relief. I really need to save up money if I'm going to move out this summer and buy a car in the fall (oh, and take that vacation!). For the first time I'm a bit concerned about being able to afford it all, but that's probably just because I haven't gotten my bonus and I wont start getting paid for a while.

I dont have much more to say, or much more time to say it anyhow! Hope you're all having a great week, and Happy Friday!