Almost 2 years ago I was laid from my job. Man that sucked. I was already planning to look for another job anyway but I was waiting until I was officially graduated which was only in one month. I was crushed. I worked for the company for only 4 years. I knew I wasn’t going to have any growth in the company. It was only a matter of time before things started to go downhill especially since the company we were working with for those years was bought out by another company.
It took me 3 months to find another job. I had to rely on food stamps, unemployment, draining my savings accounts, my Acorns account (which is an amazing service), a little from my ex who was living with me. My budgeting was on point though.
I finally got the interview that would later earn me a job. During that time it was winter. I live in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I did well on my first interview that I was able to to get a second interview. On that day of my second interview, we were experiencing a polar vortex. It was 2 degrees outside. As much as I actually like where I live here in Milwaukee, my dream is to live in a house by the beach in Florida because I absolutely hate the cold.
A Polar Vortex is the time when people get to test whether they need to purchase a new car battery. LOL. I made sure I tested my car 2 hours ahead of time from my second interview. Low and behold, I failed the battery test. Luckily I budgeted my money enough to an Uber to and from my second interview. This Polar Vortex tried to keep me down. Not today!!!! The Uber totaled $40. I had enough money to buy a new car battery as well. For that I am truly blessed on how I was able to care of myself and my ex ( who was not much help).
So of course the next day I needed to get a new car battery. My car wouldn’t start again. This time is was -2 degrees at the time. Miserable cold. My dad text to me to see how was doing because he worried about me in my unemployment situation. I have amazing parents by the way. I was good. Thank God for this roadside assistance I paid for monthly. Being that a lot of people were having battery trouble, they showed up within 20 minutes and got my battery started. Not too many people were around in my neighborhood to help me. It only took 5 minutes to complete the job. All I had to do was sign a paper and they jet. I’m so blessed for that. They told me to drive my car for 30 minutes and I should be good. From then, I was able to go get a new car battery and start getting my life together. There’s nothing like a little motivation, optimism, as much positivity as possible that I could give and determination.
Here’s Acorns, which help me financially during my hard time. They also give you $5 when you sign up: ACORNS
Here’s the roadside assistance that helped me out. They have many other services as well: Roadside Assistance