Saturday, December 02, 2017
Today, I got my second paycheck for my new job, and it is about $150 less than how much I got for my first paycheck. :( It's because my health insurance, life insurance, and retirement premiums have finally kicked in. I'm just so upset, because I thought my days of being poor were behind me. :( I'm wondering if maybe I made a mistake to sign up for private health insurance, as I currently have Medicare and Medicaid for free (because I'm disabled). The thing is that I don't know how much longer I can keep these free health insurances since I'm working now; I enrolled in private health insurance just in case my free health insurances expire. Anyway, unfortunately I don't think I can give my parents $500 in cash for Christmas this year after all anymore. :( Also, my sister's baby shower is coming up in a few months, and I was also planning on giving her $500 in cash, but now I don't think I can do that as well. :( In addition, it looks like I won't be able to get my own place anytime soon. :(
That said, I'm SO GLAD IT'S THE WEEKEND!!! :D I was so exhausted from work this week. Yesterday after work, I went Christmas shopping to get a second round of Christmas gifts for my immediate family, and it was fun! :) I have an Excel spreadsheet with all my Christmas expenses, and so far, I have spent about $200, so I'm not sure if I'm going to be purchasing any other gifts.
Work has been stressful, but it's getting easier. :)