Thanks Britney for giving this post its much deserved title.
The past months wasn’t complementing my New Journey series. I made a trip abroad, the recent company outing brought me to Palawan, as always the bills to pay and worst, my earnings from my additional teaching job is over. Since I’m on a teaching break, my earnings are limited to my office work.
For those who just happen to know me, I’m a full time office employee and a part time college instructor. After earning my MBA, I was finally given additional teaching assignment at the workplace. Since I’m only hired on a part time basis, my teaching employment is never tenured. I’m only good when I’m needed. And during summer, only a few students avail of summer classes. Hence, the teaching job is rather given to the full time teachers. This is another reason why I never loved summer. Aside from the agitating weather, my earnings are lessened. Bad news for me and my family.
Though recently, I received a significant amount of money as part of my back pay. I was fortunate to be assigned as a thesis adviser to some groups of college kids. My honorarium was finally released and as always, here comes the good times again.
In a span of four days, I was able to exhaust my most awaited five-digit pay. I have never learned my lesson. Now I’m back to the same old realizations,
Where did my money go?
Why is money designed that way? How come money is very hard to earn and so easy to lose?
When I tracked my spending, much of money was spent on
1. paying the credit card bills
2. household expenditures
3. a little incentive for Mother and Father
4. a new external disk drive that is becoming a pressing need since my netbook is showing signs of terminal days
5. my most awaited air cooler for my room – I finally managed to replace my decades old electric fan
6. pants, two blouses and jacket
7. the last few drops that were finally devoted for savings
And just like that … my entire money is gone
I’m still expecting additional pay for the month of May. My freelance client who has yet to pay after more than a year of rendering my service. I really hope she will be considerate enough to pay me after one year.
Another freelance client should pay me the remaining part of our agree professional fee. Though this is still very uncertain.
Hopefully, the company will convert our sick leave credits next month.
Sigh, I felt so stupid. I’m very successful in ruining everything.
Ooops, I did it again, again and again.