Have a Little Faith
December should be the mouth of joy. The one month where people are acting a little nicer and are in the holiday spirit. I was excited for this month, but it hasn’t started off so wonderful. In the course of two weeks it seems like life is throwing a lot at me:
- check engine light comes on and I find out I need to replace a valve connected to my crank head. If not, I could possibly crack my crank head and to replace it would be around $4,000. The cost of replacing the valve: about $450. My extended warranty will cover the $100 diagnostic fee and for them to install a used part. Leaving me with $270 to pay out of pocket.
- Car note: $280 due the same week in need my car repaired.
- Woke up to a text that read I’d overdrafted on my account.
- $100 phone bill due in two weeks
- relation issues
- Time to start repaying student loans: 119 payments of $208, $132, and 85 payments of $50 starting 12/27
All of this on mediocre, part-time wages.
- Of course, I began to worry and get down on myself; I felt like I couldn’t handle it.
- Then, in a matter of hours, my outlook began to change.
- My aunt asked about my car, and when I told her how much it would cost and that I didn’t have the funds to get it fixed, she offered to loan me the money.
- I remember that I have been putting money towards car note the past two weeks, so I don’t have to pay the full amount.
- Used some of my savings to cover the overdraft
- I’ll have two weeks and two checks to pay my phone bill.
- I’ve decided to go to grad school in the spring, so the loan repayments will be deferred.
I went from stressed to relieved in less than a day and I contribute everything working out to God.
In everything you are going through, thank God, especially in times of trials and tribulations.