Monday 23 January 2017

Trump Smump

I was asked why I didn’t blog about the incoming President (now current President) of the United States. Frankly, the answer is that I don’t want to think about him.

He is the President of the United States and so he is not my leader. I never did subscribe to the whole “Leader of the free world” thing. 

I know that since he heads up the largest market for our little company (the one that I work for and rely on) that his moves and decisions could have a devastating impact on it and therefore me.

Again, I won’t go into listing exactly how he could screw me over  as I don’t want to focus on it. Or get into politics, for that matter. 

The American people voted for him, so he’s in as the leader of America . . . not Canada. I don’t have to listen to him or pay him any mind, but I do need to keep an eye on him.

So, this makes what was already a stressful and uncertain year, that much more stressful and uncertain. 

I am now back to a phase where I am handing over large wads of cash to my creditors in order to buy back my freedom. 

Last year, I was putting the cash in the bank, saving it up and in so doing with each payday, I had a slightly larger cushion in case I was suddenly unemployed.

This year, I have a much smaller cushion . . . a pin cushion by comparison. This is where the crux of my stress over this man and his potential impact on my life lies.

I know that I can’t stop this paydown plan, as it is working and I am gaining momentum on my last and largest ever debt . . . the Wanda Loan.

I have a bit of cash here and there and that unused Vacation pay which will tide me over if I am unemployed. 

Then, if the company shuts down I will have that lottery ticket known as “Unemployment Insurance” who knows it may actually pay me something.

All I can do is keep moving forward and trying to do two things at once. The first is keeping up that Wanda Paydown Plan, and the other is to trickle save as much as I can . . . just in case.

I know that I will be okay, though, somehow, someway I will survive. I just don’t have it in me to just give up.

As always: Keep your head up, your attitude positive and keep moving forward!

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