Thursday, October 29, 2009

Big trouble in little Manassas.

Well, it looks like Willy and I have planning to do. As an artist in the gaming industry, it's always hard to have a lasting job, and with the economy the way it is, we're always worrying about what his job will bring. Well, I'm literally making HALF of what I once made, which means there's NO WAY we can live off of my paycheck. So if something happens with his job, we'll probably have to do... something. What that something is fills me with shame and depression; moving in with his parents.

Now, I love his parents. Don't get me wrong. They live in a beautiful neighborhood, but it's aaaaaall the way in Maryland, and my job is aaaaaall the way in Fairfax, so I'd be stuck in a horrendous commute if we ended up moving. Sure, we wouldn't have to worry about paying rent for a while, but oh god... moving back in with mom and dad because he can't find another job would be devastating. I'm really scared, right now. We're used to packing all of our stuff into teeny tiny spaces (hence the studio!!) but I'm so scared. We've been going backwards in our progression as successful adults ever since I was laid off, and now it looks like things might even be worse.

I don't even have time to worry about my bad eating habits. Lately I've been having stomach issues, but I'm going to blame that on going back on my plan after a few days of eating crappy. I've been craving cold vegetables and salad like CRAZY for the past few days. I feel so weird. Maybe it's stress.

3 comments:

screwdestiny said...

So wait, has he actually lost his job yet, or are you just foreseeing that this might happen? If he hasn't lost it yet he should probably just start looking for one right now so that he can have something lined up whenever this one inevitable ends. I'm really sorry that things are hard for you right now and I hope that if he does lose (or has lost) his job that he can find another one quickly so you won't have to be in an undesireable situation. But also remember that if you do have to move in with them it's not because you're unsuccessful adults. It's because this economy sucks right now and plenty of competent, intelligent people are losing their jobs; it doesn't mean you're a failure.

businessjohn said...

I'm talking to a lot of people in Manassas these days who are looking to change their housing situation because of current economic conditions. Things certainly have changed in the last couple of years.

John
http://www.manassashousedeals.com

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