- 7 years ago
- Wedding: June 2010
I’ve been pretty stressed out lately from a number of things. We moved from OK to Miami, FL almost 4 months ago, and we still haven’t made any friends. We don’t know anyone within at least a 300 mile radius. To top that off people in Miami are cold and rude in general (I’m sure there are exceptions and I don’t mean to say anything about Miami bees!). We’ve been living off my financial aid for grad school, but it’s run out and now I’m only 70% sure we’ll be able to pay bills through the second disbursement in mid January because I’ve been at my part time job for almost a month now and Darling Husband just started his restaurant job last week. It took forever to find even these simple jobs in the awful economy here, and we both have college degrees. I’m taking full time grad classes, which is stress I planned on, but it’s tough on top of everything else (doesn’t help that the program isn’t all it was cracked up to be).
I feel like everything in our lives is riding on my shoulders. I’m the only one with credit, I take care of all the bills, I do the budget, I clean, I’m still the only one who has brought in a paycheck, I’m the only one going to school, etc. He does do the cooking, but that’s about it.
Basically, I’m feeling like moving and starting grad school was the biggest mistake of my life. I’m really starting to regret taking this opportunity and I’ve been thinking about throwing in the towel and moving to another state to start a career. I know it’s not a good idea, and I’ve worked so hard and gone into so much student loan debt to get this far, so I can’t throw away my PhD dreams yet. But I need to lose some stress.
So how do you calm down and de-stress?