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March 30th Holiday


Today’s holiday is about being happy with what you already have in your life. Everyone thinks that there is always something better, a better job, more money, more happiness elsewhere. Today is a day to remember that things could always be worse. I thought I would use today’s holiday to summarize the mini melodrama that has been happening in my life for the past couple months. As I alluded to previously, Rich and I had purchased a house in Farmington Hills and were closing at the end of this month. Well, that has not occurred. We have been running into issues left and right with this whole process and it has been extremely stressful. Just when we thought everything was over and we were sitting pretty waiting for closing, another bomb went off. Fortunately, it was a good bomb. Rich was hired in as a full-time Fire Fighter in Westland. Yay!!! His dream job, the one he has been waiting on for years was finally here. The downside to this was that they were not too flexible on the start date. Any other time this would not have been an issue, but we already had a closing date on our house and our new mortgage was based on Rich’s previous jobs. This caused a problem, naturally. Why wouldn’t there be more problems? We had to resubmit everything and were told that we would not be able to close until Rich got his first official paycheck. We were supposed to find out Friday if we were even approved anymore or not, but since we just submitted the paycheck stub on Friday it is going to take a few extra days. So, now we wait…..again. There have been many crazy things that have happened in the span of two months while we have been trying to get into this house. Sometimes I feel like the universe is trying to tell us that we are making a bad choice. Other times I feel like since we are overcoming all of these challenges it is meant to be. Either way, I’m ready for this who fiasco to be over. I am looking forward to receiving a final YES or NO on Monday and just closing the book on this chapter in our lives forever. All of this being said, although things have been rough, Rich now has his dream job. We still have a place to live, it’s not like we are going to be out on the street or something if this doesn’t pan out. We have a happy and healthy son and another on the way. I have a secure job. All of these things should not be ignored. I found it very ironic that today’s holiday fell on the day they were drawing the biggest Mega Millions jackpot ever. I found an article about the reasons why you didn’t want to win the lottery. Everything in that story really made me realize that no matter what your lot is in life, everyone is always wanting something else. So, today remember to appreciate what you have and know that the grass may not really be greener on the other side of the fence.

Total Cost to Celebrate: $0

Song of the Day:

Mr. Brightside!


P.S. – Focus on the good things.