I wish I wasen’t starting my maternity leave in overdraft. I tried so hard in the past year to get on top of things, and I did manage to stay afloat and pay down some debt, however, I still have no savings and with my last pay being half of what I expected it to be, I have to rely on my overdraft to pay the bills.
I realize this is normal the first year you buy a new house, and we will eventually get into a better spot, we already have 50k in equity in our home because of the work we have done, so someday, when we want to sell we will make a decent profit.
I just dread starting my leave on a down note money wise, especially with Dave’s layoff around the corner, we will both be on unemployment. However, if we have a baby, we don’t need a life anyways, so we just need to earn enough to eat and pay our bills, and Dave expects to be back to work within the month, so we will survive. This is my motto. I will survive.
I guess lossing a child helps put stuff in perspective. It’s just money, it’s not nearly as important as having a baby.