Thursday, October 28, 2010

I'm Alive...

Hi Everyone!!!

Sorry for the lack of posts. This is a quarterly reporting month on the job and I am super busy these days. I will be posting a recap for October soon. I hope everyone is doing well. =)

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Tuesdays With Morrie...

My Sister gave me a book called "Tuesdays With Morrie" today so I am going to start reading it tonight. It's supposed to be inspirational. Have you read this book?

Also, don't forget to check out my new blog Windy City Bliss @ I post there almost daily. =)

Law Firm Job Update...

Okay, I spoke to the Firm yesterday. The head of the Creditor's Rights Group called me and said Everyone Loved Me and they DO want me but they don't have enough work at the Firm to keep me busy right now. Additionally, they have a first-year associate that was hired and deferred for 6-months and he starts in January.

So, the Partner said they would love to have me when their workload picks up and hopefully I will still be at the Bank when that happens so they can bring me on board. I was certainly disappointed but at the same time, it wasn't exactly a NO. She personally said she would love to have me join the Firm but said I would just be twiddling my thumbs and unhappy, which isn't good for me or them and that I can agree with wholeheartedly.

So, I will remain with the Bank for the time being and as always, I remain truly appreciative that I actually really enjoy the work that I do and the people that I work with now. I am still so very blessed and that door to my law firm career opened up a little wider. Pretty soon, I will be walking straight through that door. Thanks so much for all of the support and encouragement. =)

Monday, October 11, 2010

Long Weekend

I really enjoyed the long weekend. After too many sleepless nights, I decided not to return to the part-time job so I enjoyed having time this weekend to relax and hang with family and friends.

I spoke to the head HR person on Friday and she personally apologized on behalf the store and that is enough for me. I am just ready to move in an entirely new direction -- the new law position. I should hear some news (good news) this week. I am going to definitely shoot the head recruiter an email tomorrow when I get back into the office to follow up.

I found a kiosk that sold a larger size of the Proactiv instead of a 30-day supply so I purchased that this month and it should last much longer. I also placed an order today for Mixed Chicks which is my hair product that you can only buy online. The hair products should last me until December so that's also good news. I won't need any major personal care purchases for a while.

All in all, I am hoping that I will end the year with a minimum of $7,500 in my savings account. Of course all that changes when/if I get the job offer to start this year. Cheers!!! =)

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

September 2010 Recap...

Please check out my new blog...

Going forward, I will probably post there more often on a daily basis and use this blog strictly for my financial reporting and personal finance tid bits. My other blog is more of a journal format and will be a mixture of everything going on in my life including my finances. It will be just me trying to create a better life one moment at a time.

So check me out and watch me go from Singing the Blues to absolute Bliss. =)

Here is my financial recap for September 2010. I will be honest...I did not track my spending in September. I had so much going on in my personal life that I just didn't quite give a crap and a lot of cash went through my little fingers. I don't know where it all went and the madness did not stop right away so October won't be pretty either. I used my credit card and I am committed to paying it off in full each month and pulling whatever is necessary out of savings.

I will reiterate...The madness HAS stopped only stopped last week. goes.

One word for the month...overspent!!! I don't have too much else to say. No word yet from the law firm and my last day at the part-time job will be October 16th if not sooner...I am thinking maybe Saturday...or Thursday...I am just done with the part-time job.

Monday, October 04, 2010

My New Blog...

I have a new blog titled " Windy City Blues to Windy City Bliss" and it is about using the law of attraction to make my life better in every way imaginable. It is an evolving process just like it was here at Windy City Blues but it's more of a journal format. I will concentrate just on my finances here and everything including my finances over there. Fun!!!

So check me out, read a little, leave a comment and visit often. Cheers!!!

The Vortex

I am currently reading a book from Jerry and Esther Hicks called "The Vortex: Where the Law of Attraction Assembles All Cooperative Relationships" and it is very powerful. I highly recommend it. The book is helping me unravel the mystery behind my most recent relationship.

Saturday, October 02, 2010

The Best Day...

I just had the best day hanging out with my Mom!!! I am so blessed. =)

We went grocery shopping, stopped at the mall, had lunch, dropped by the nursing home to visit my Granny and take her some pie (which she crushed) and then finally made it to the movies this evening to see The Town.


Friday, October 01, 2010

Leaving the Part-Time Job...

I made the decision to leave my part-time job. I gave my two weeks notice yesterday and my last day will be October 16th. I am so excited!!!

Why you ask? Well, I had a very unfortunate incident at work on Thursday night that left me very uncomfortable and angry. Simply put, I will always be treated with dignity and respect at all times. No exceptions. It's time to go.

Dating can be expensive. My last relationship was very expensive but you do a lot of things when you are in love. He paid and I paid but over the last year...I paid more. Additionally, staying in the city with him and then taking on this part-time job increased my transportation expenses $150-$200/month with gas and parking. When I am able to use my monthly train pass each month which is $130/month and just buy gas for my normal running around, I can cut my transportation expenses down to about $250/month. In September alone, my transportation expense was $400 and that was without the extra I would of paid if I was still dating. The money I will save will offset the loss income a bit.

With a law firm position, I won't need the extra job. I hope to hear from them next week.