Thursday, January 13, 2005

Just Rambling

So, I'm just going to share my frustration at the moment. I just wrote a check earlier today for an obscenely large amount to the specialist who is trying to fix my jaw. Why am I having problems with my jaw? Stress. What stresses me out? My job. Not that it's a bad place to work, but I have to put in way too many hours for what I'm paid. What also stresses me out? The fact that I'm going to have to get a second job to pay for the specialist who has to fix my jaw because of the job that stresses me out, yet doesn't pay me enough. Oh, and have I mentioned that I've been working so many hours, I haven't had much time to spend looking for that second job?

So, the logical answer would be, get a new job. I've thought about it - a lot. What I've discovered is that I want to work for myself (seriously). I've got a couple of ideas of how to go about that, but they're going to take time (which I don't have an abundance of right now) and money (did I mention I don't have that either?)

So if anyone would like to donate $3,310.75 to the Stacey's Stress Fund, I'd really appreciate it.


tams said...

stacey! i've been under some stress too...but thank goodness mine isn't coming with a $3300 price tag. what are they doing to your jaw? i've got some TMJ myself and just have to wear this attractive "appliance" thing, which fortunately only cost $1000. yuck! i'm praying for you...and will keep my eyes peeled for additional income opportunities!

Stacey said...

Pretty much TMJ related. I've had it for years and when I was in high school, my jaw locked closed and I ended up having to have surgery.

Problem is, I ran into the coffee table when I was 4 and busted my chin open and it looks like my jaw never grew properly. I've been having problems off and on for years since I grind my teeth when I'm stressed, but it finally has gotten bad enough that if I didn't do something soon, I was going to have major problems. I spent all afternoon yesterday having molds made of my teeth so they could make me a new night guard.

What's really bad is that insurance won't pay for TMJ related problems (especially mine since it's "pre-existing".)

lindsy said...

Come work with me at BBW. It's loads of fun...not really.

Stacey said...

Don't tempt me...seriously.

Krista said...

I can put in a good word for you at Ann Taylor. Although it's probably not the best job to have becuase I always end up spending my paycheck on clothes. You'd be the most stylish poor person around though.

I have TMJ too. Stress makes it worse? I better watch out because stress seems to be the theme of my life lately.

Stacey said...

I might be fairly safe there because I can't wear a lot of their stuff because of the way I'm built, but I could go broke on tops. My original goal was to work somewhere where I wouldn't be tempted to spend my paycheck, but beggers can't always be choosers. I'm hoping to be able to lower my monthly expenses by $100. If I can do that, I should be able to make it without having to work a 2nd job (which would be nice). But that might be wishful thinking.