It has been an interesting start to the new year.
I believe 2016 will be a better year for me and that's partly why I spent November writing a series of posts about never giving up ( The 1st of 30 posts -- The World Is Yours...Never Give Up ).
I spent most of December and January sleeping on the floor (painful and not fun!) due to not having a bed after being made to get rid of it due to a small bedbug infestation and unable to get my cats their shots and licenses.
When some co-workers learned of my predicament they pooled their resources and bought me a full-sized black Futon, that converts from bed to couch, that Walmart sells and one helped me bring it home in her husband's truck.
Creatively there were positive developments, from renewing my membership in the Cat Writers' Association, subscribing to Writer's Digest Magazine, volunteering with the Acrocats and submitting a work of mine to the annual CWA contest.
Also, my first paid vacation, in years, has been approved for the first full week in March (7th -11th).
My friend, Amanda Socci, asked me, yesterday if I have a specific wish list of items that I need to purchase for myself or my apt. as my birthday approaches on March 5th.
Yes, I do, but as I head into March I have made choices based on available funds.
Heading into March I am due to get a $717 tax refund, a work bonus that could be half that and a raise to at least $10 an hour. The refund should come before my birthday, the others afterwards.