Thursday, September 30, 2010

Second Interview...

Hi All!!!

I just wanted to let you know that the second interview at the law firm last Friday went very well. I hope to hear something by next week. Work is moving along. We are coming up on quarterly reporting but I believe this will be my last reporting cycle here at the Bank so it's all good.

I have a completely free weekend and I am so excited!!! =)

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

A New Day...

Today is a new day. I am feeling much better today. Thank you all for your kind words, for sharing your own stories and for your support and encouragement.

Please know that I appreciative every single time someone takes a moment to leave a comment or just to come here and check on how things are going.

The monthly reporting cycle is now over. I got paid today from the Bank so I will be compiling the monthly recap for posting soon.

Have a terrific day. =)

Sunday, September 26, 2010


I feel so broken. There are NO words to describe just how hard it is for me to get out of bed this morning. My Heart is broken and what's worse, my spirit feels broken too. I take 2 steps forward and 5 steps back. I am so tired of being alone. I am so tired of feeling like I don't matter and that I was thrown away like trash. I want love. I want companionship. I want to be happy again. I don't know why it all went away and so quickly. I can barely catch my breath.

I can't stop the tears from falling...

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

My Finances...

Ya'll...I cannot tell you where I am with my finances. For a few weeks in there...I just didn't care. I will regroup this weekend and see where I am. I even used my credit card which I know is a NO-NO!!!

I have a second interview on Friday with the Firm. They invited me back to meet with two more attorneys. That should be it in terms of interviews. I will keep you posted. =) new Blog "Windy City Blues to Windy City Bliss" is under construction and coming along. I already have a few posts over there. I will post a link to it soon.

With Gratitude -- Chitown =)

Friday, September 17, 2010

Another Weekend...

Hello All!!! Sorry for the lack of posting. I've been on vacation and trying to catch up at work.

I am also starting a new blog called Windy City Blues to Windy City Bliss. I am a believer in the law of attraction so I am going to have more of a journal type of format over there and try to keep this blog just about my finances. I will post a link to the new blog as soon as I get it up and running. Eventually, I hope to bring this blog to a close once I achieve a positive new worth and focus on the other blog which will be a mix of everything going on in my life.

No news yet from the the law firm. I did email the Chairman and the Head of Diversity last week. I also emailed the Head Recruiter for the Chicago Office today. What I understand is that law firms move slow and I already filled out my background check papers. They very well could be completing their due diligence. I will let you know as soon as I hear something. I feel good about it.

Prior to my last post and realizing some destructive behaviors, I went on a bit of a shopping spree but I got it back under control. I also stopped tracking my expenses for the first two weeks in September but I think I was able to back into everything. We'll see.

Have a great weekend. =)

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Family Issues...

My Uncle is missing.

He was in an accident on Monday night and taken to the hospital. The hospital released him but he hasn't been in contact with anyone since Monday night, hasn't returned home and is not answering his cell phone. Please say a prayer for him that he's okay. My parents filed a missing person report this morning.

Thank you.

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

August 2010 Recap...

Here is my recap for August 2010. It was another decent month. Below is a more detailed breakdown. Budget categories I did better in were food & dining as well and groceries. I forsee entertainment going up a bit in the next few months as I deal with the breakup. I am out and about staying busy and spending more time with friends so I am not home feeling lonely.

My credit scores are still pretty good and strong. I will be happier once they are all over 800. That should be soon.

Sunday, September 05, 2010

Day Off...

I got the day off!!! Yeah!!! Now, what to do with myself?!?!?! =)

Friday, September 03, 2010


Hello All!!!

Have a terrific holiday weekend. The Bank is letting us go early today at 3pm.

All my bills for September are already paid. =)

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Interview Update and More…

The interviews yesterday went very well and I feel great about them. I interviewed with three partners and one associate. I believe I have now met everyone in the practice group especially since I have been networking with this firm for a while now. I hope to hear something within the next 2-3 weeks if not sooner.

I went right in there yesterday with confidence and was simply ME. They drilled me and I held my composure and didn’t break a sweat. It was actually kind of fun.

I have my first counseling session this afternoon through the EAP. I am really looking forward to getting some objective help on some of the issues I’ve been dealing with from someone who doesn’t know me. I am going to be brutally honest, let the walls come down and put it all on the table.

I already feel a lot better than I did a month ago. I am hoping that the sessions will reinforce that feeling so I can continue to move forward and not even think about looking back.

Lastly, I did send my BF (well I guess ex-boyfriend) a letter last week and I didn’t quite get the response I was hoping for. I was hoping for a call but got a text instead saying thank you. So, I give thanks as well because I put out there what I wanted and now I release it to be what it will be. I guess I was hoping that he would call and say… “yes Chitown, let’s really have that fresh start. Not let’s make things better, but let’s start over and create something new and something better.” That’s what I wanted. Now, I move forward. If he comes into my life then I think that's great but I will move forward with my heart and mind open to also meet someone new who wants me just as much as I want him….actually more. =)

With gratitude, Chitown. =)