Monday, April 25, 2011

Forgive Me Bloggers, I have sinned

I have not blogged in a couple weeks (at least). I have had so much drama in my personal life that I just haven't been able to get myself to type about it. All this drama is mainly work related. My husband is a teacher... we are in Michigan... things are going to hell in a hand basket. He is great at what he does, and has been working at the same place for 11 years. He loves his job and is relatively decently paid. However, it looks like it is very possible he going to take a HUGE pay cut and possibly lose his union rights due to the changes in MI. We currently own a house that has depreciated in value every day since we moved in. We could not sell it if we wanted to.

I am a librarian in this failing state. It is very possible my job may not continue to exist or that I may become a part time employee or not have a job at all. This is all really scary. Both my husband and myself always thought we had relatively secure jobs... not job is secure anymore. We are trying not to dwell on the fact that our lives could change entirely and that we don't what our situation will be like next year. Oww... and we have the cost of a small home in students loans.

All this has pushed me back into bad habits of eating (and drinking adult drinks) to deal with my feelings. I have gained more weight.... and this week.. I decided I would not do this anymore. What I eat is one thing I can control and it is time to take responsibility. I am tired of being emotionally tired as well as physically tired and eating better will at least help. Anyway, I plan to get back to the blog again.

Hope you are all well.


Alison said...

That is an awful lot to have going on, I would have done much worse than you.
Good luck with getting back on track!

Amy said...

I'm so sorry. I can relate, as when we lived in Toledo, the economy was the same as in MI. My husband had a booming business, and then kaboom, no business to be found anywhere. Our beautiful "forever" home, bought in 2005, depreciated by almost 50% and became an albatross around our necks. It's scary and hard to deal with. But the good news is we've recovered (it took a big move), but there is a future out there for you. It may not be something you can envision (I never thought I'd live in FL), but it is out there. Hang in there!

-Grace- said...

I am so sorry to hear what you are going through. Things really suck here in MI. If you ever want to get together or talk just lemme know!

Angela said...

I am sorry you guys are having such a hard time. It is crazy that jobs that used to be so secure, like education, are now on the chopping block. I would say come to Texas and start interviewing here but the future looks just as bleak. I hope everything works out.