I haven’t been the most pleasant person to be around as of late. And therefore have been pushing my friends away in an effort to spare them the negativity that emanates all around me. But it’s more than just hostility… I genuinely feel like my life has been totaled, and it’s hard for me to fake a good attitude. I would be a terrible waitress.
This turbulence in our lives has brought Nick and I together on a deep and profound level. I didn’t know that my heart could love someone this much. Our time together is precious, especially now that we’re working a combined 115 hours each week in an effort to save money for InVitro. We’re on a rampage to save $12,000 to conceive a child, and as such, have banded together, working 2-3 jobs each, selling our possessions, living on the bare minimum. And when I’m hating my job or at the end of my rope, I just remind myself… ‘it’s for the baby.’ I tell myself that multiple times a day. Because I know in the end, it will be so worth it.
It’s amazing what you can live on if you want something bad enough. Nick and I are learning different creative ways to save money, clipping coupons, patching old jeans instead of buying new, buying generic everything… and only necessities, carpooling, eating less, taking leftovers for lunches, keeping the house at 60 degrees, and working as many hours as humanly possible. It will all add up! And hopefully sooner than later.
If you have any money saving tips… please share them!!!