Life Lately #4

Hey guys!

It’s been a hot minute since I’ve sat down and had some real talk with you, so today, that’s what’s going to happen.

My life has been crazy recently. I just got hit with a big reality check.

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while now or you know me personally, you know that I’m seventeen years old and I don’t have my driver’s license yet.

Yeah I know, it’s pretty pathetic.

I don’t know why, but I don’t enjoy driving. I’m excited to drive myself around, but I really don’t like to drive. I know, I’m definitely not your average teenager. But I know I need my license so I will get it soon enough.

It’s especially pathetic because I do have a job that I have to get to, but I am very fortunate to have such wonderful parents who have flexible enough schedules that they can help me get where I need to go.

However, the time of them carting my ass all over town is about over.

I have known for several months now that I have to have my license before I go into my senior year because I got an internship, which means I have to get myself from school to my internship every single day next school year.

Which is all fine and dandy, but another part of that equation is that I have to have a car.

I have just recently acknowledged that I have a spending problem. I have a tendency to spend more than I should and I don’t even know what it is that I buy. It could easily be a million times worse, but with all the things I should be saving for, my spending habits are getting me nowhere. Besides, it will only make things worse when I have to start making a car payment.

So I’m working on a list of goals for myself when it comes to managing my money, which I know with my newfound motivation I will be able to succeed, but just to be safe, I applied for a second job.

This may seem excessive for a seventeen-year-old, but it’s what I need to do.

I love my parents so much and they work so very hard, but this is one of those things that they can’t help me with and I understand that.

They wish they could just buy me a new car and hand over the keys no strings attached, but that’s just not possible for us. So I understand and I am willing to work even harder to make this work.

They really have spoiled me all my life so I genuinely appreciate having to do something on my own and work twice as hard because it’s a life lesson. It’s an important thing to experience.

However, me getting a second job, makes me even more of an inconvenience to my parents when it comes to having to get me to two jobs now instead of one, which means getting a car is now more important than ever.

Even though I am going to improve my spending habits and make several lifestyle changes, my bank account needs a lot of improvement. Even if I had been saving every penny I earned, I wouldn’t be where I need to be. So needless to say, money is tight right now.

I am doing a couple of extra things to help save up a little money on the side. I will be cleaning out my closet and posting the items on Poshmark over the next couple weeks to sell and I’d love if you would follow along so you can take a look when they go live. Or if you’re feeling a little generous, you can take a look at my Buy Me a Coffee page. Either way, your support means the world to me.

If my life couldn’t get any crazier, I already had a lot going on this summer before all this set in. I’m currently taking two online courses, which if you were here last summer, you know I swore I would never do this again, but alas here I am knocking out a couple required classes so I can have more time to do what I love senior year.

Anyways, these classes are not nearly as hard as the ones I’ve done in the past and require minimal effort, but quite a bit of time, time that I have been hesitant to give up.

Why? Because I would rather be blogging, writing, and creating content for you. I want to continue to grow this blog and my Instagram, but it has been insanely hard to juggle both.

I wish I didn’t have to, but I need to spend less time on this blog. I didn’t want to do so without telling you. That is the main reason why I’m here writing this post and filling you in on all the things that are happening and changing right now.

I need to put all my time and energy into finishing these classes in the next few weeks, and I haven’t been able to allow myself to do that when I have been worrying about my blog.

I have a couple other posts all ready to go up and a couple all planned out that I am still hoping to upload soon, but I wanted you to know that for right now, this blog is on the back burner until my classes are over. I hope you can understand.

My goal is that if I work really hard, I might be able to finish them early and return to doing solely what I love even sooner, but if I still find a way to procrastinate, then I will be back here on a regular basis for the rest of the summer after the second week of July.

This absolutely isn’t goodbye, it’s just letting you know that posts will continue to go up randomly and not as frequently, as they have so far this summer. I’m hoping to upload content on a more regular basis once my classes are over, so please stick with me.

I appreciate all your support. Every comment, every like, every share, every bit of interaction I receive makes a difference, inspires me to do more, and become a better person. Thank you for always supporting me on this crazy adventure.

As always . . .

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