Yesterday I looked at my bank account and it read “$0.00” and I’m pretty sure my heart stopped for a few seconds. Coupled with the fact that all yesterday afternoon/evening my back decided to kill. Having absolutely no money AND a herniated disk at 22 is so cool .. NOT. I’ve also managed to put on ten pounds. TEN. WTF.
Today, I took my car to get some gas and an oil change. It start stuttering again (been doing it the last three days for the first time in awhile), and the check engine light came on. Great. At 3:49 PM, the shop called to give me the “good” news. Turns out I need a new coil pack at the low low price of $440. Keep in mind that my bank account reads zilch.
Thankfully (for my bank account, not my back), I picked up a bar shift. By the grace of God, I made $155 which is pretty freaking good for a Thursday night shift. Even better because this nice three-top left me $50 on a $50 bill. I haven’t had a great tip like that in so long, and it was so needed. I’m working the rest of the weekend, and all of the money I make will go to fixing my car and my car payment, which is due on Saturday. So needless to say I have to come up with $642.00 by Monday. I’ve knocked $226 down already (tonight’s tips + the remainder of Sunday’s tips + a check from Birdie’s for the last three dozen cupcakes), so I’ve got $416 to go. My tip share should be at least $50 from tonight, and I’m hoping to make at least a hundred Friday and Sunday and I’ll shoot for $120 on Saturday (Saturday’s haven’t been that good to me :\) The boy will be pitching in his tips from the weekend as well, so hopefully I can get everything done.
I’m just ready for a break. I’m sick and tired of not having any money. Of just “getting by”. I haven’t had any money in my savings account because I’ve had to dip into it to pay my bills. I haven’t had a real vacation in three years and even that wasn’t a full real vacation. I just want to have enough money to be able to buy my friends and family Christmas presents this year. To go on a little trip for my six year anniversary. To have enough money for a new car (which I’m obviously going to have to get soon). Is that too much to ask?