Friday, November 4, 2011

When choices are made for you

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I was going to say how I was confused/frustrated in the face of a challenge. How I had the weekend off from my weekend job, so I had the choice of either staying at the house I rent a room out of and rest, or head to my parents' house, continue cleaning and have 'the talk'. The post was getting to be longish.

But the decision has been made for me, as I just got a call from my weekend employer asking me if I could help them out tomorrow. I said sure. So I guess I'm going to my parents' house after all. If only life always worked that easily.

I like quotes a lot. Here's one of them that came to me last night as I was busy tossing and turning at 2:17am:
"Courage is fear that has said its prayers."

I'm not afraid to say I am afraid of this talk. My financial future DOES stand in the balance. Whether I succeed or fail at this talk wont determine whether I shall succeed or fail in the future, but it will affect the degrees of succees or failure. If I succeed, I can make them self sustainable, which means I can pay more of my debt faster, save more quicker, and get to my goals on time while leaving them better off. If I fail, it means we have not changed one bit, and there will still be a hole in my budget that will bleed my funds.  I will still reach my goals, but not with the same amount of savings. (Yes, I know I dont have to sustain them. Yes, I know I need to stop helping them if they wont listen. No, I can't do that right now, sorry. Not entirely.)

On better news, the phone I want has reduced its price. Glad to see that my waiting is paying off, but I still wont change my current phone until it completely dies beyond repair. Or the phone I want goes on a really good sale.


  1. Love the quote! And yes, if only life's paths were always made so clear to us! ;)

  2. I would be afraid also, but it needs to be done.

  3. I never do a short post so don't worry about the length. And while we can all give you advice none of us can make the decision but no that we will all support you and cheer for you and listen to you and sometimes thats enough. You already have the courage, you show it every day


  4. all the best for the talk, it's hard and a lot of people wouldn't have the courage to do what you're doing. Hope it goes well

  5. I hope the talk goes well. But I still think you need to cut the cord on your parents and let them take responsibility for themselves. I will be praying for you.

  6. good luck - things are easier said then done, I know that... you will get stronger each day & eventually you will be able to just say enough is enough... you will get there.

    Enjoy your weekend

  7. I know you love your family but sometimes you just have to walk away. I know that's one of those things that's easier said than done but I think that would be for their own good as well.

  8. Good Luck! And I love the quote!!

  9. Thanks for the good wishes! Even though things didnt go as planned, at least I didn't back out (and believe me, I wanted to!). Time to nudge myself another route.

  10. Love the quote. Adding it to my collection.

    That reasoning of choices being made for us is kind of why I like being an employee instead of an employer but both have their ups and downs.

    I see I am a bit behind on this post as you have already had the talk so I will jump forward to the next post and comment there.