I feel that no matter how much I work, money is always a problem for me. I just can’t make ends meet.
When I first moved to Sydney, I didn’t have a job. In order to live I applied for a lot of credit cards and lived off of those for a couple of months. I put everything on credit, I had a boyfriend that lived with me and his income was helpful, but we split up during the first month here and he left me for another woman.
So there I was in Sydney. No money, no job, all alone and all this stress made my insomnia so much worse than it had ever been. I felt like it was impossible to get a job with my condition so I just started charging all the bills to various credit cards.
The more stressed I got, the less stuff I could handle. This continued until I finally forced myself to start applying for jobs. I began a writing job a month ago. I write descriptions for products that my client is offering.
The best part about this job is that I get to work from home and I can work any time during the day that I would like. This situation works great for me, because I can work around any time that I’m able to actually sleep for a few hours.
The worst part about this job is that I can afford my rent and groceries, but I’m not able to start paying my creditors. They have been making some threats lately, which is just stressing me out more. I’m thinking about filling out a debtor’s petition.
I’ve started making other small changes which are helping. I recently switched to Optus – Telstra was just too expensive. Telstra tried to gouge me for more money when I asked to break my contract but I managed to find a sneeky way to get around their demands. That’ll teach them!
Another solution to my financial woes is for me to get a roommate. I think I’m going to post an advert on craigslist to find another woman who might want to share a space with me. It will be nice to have someone else in the flat again.
Who knows… All I know is that I’ve got to find more cash – soon.