In early 2012, I lost a cushy job doing monotonous work. I made way more than many people my age, but I did not know how to be responsible with it.

I didn’t save it. I spent money like I had a sugar daddy. When I lost that job, I lost that income. I thought I’d lose everything else too.

I settled for a job with a 37% decrease from my previous job – anything to pay the bills and not lose my new house. In December, I lost that job too.

Now, I think I’ve had an epiphany. I want to dwindle my life down to what I need to be happy – my kind of happy – and teach myself to experience life and love and joy. I want to be simple, but I want to get ahead. I want to learn to be a better person, and I don’t care if I have to start from the ground up.

At the moment of writing this (January 2, 2013), I am unemployed, but I am looking to make this an active page as I get back on my feet.

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