1 week ago
Remember how awful things got when the #economy crisis happened? I personally went through a complete meltdown at 22.
I was living off packets of pasta roni for months on end. I remember this 5 for $5 deal at the grocery store, which I split up into lunch/dinner for a week. Baxter had his food, hot dogs as his treats. I couldn’t afford a car, so I walked everywhere (what up Santa Ana! 😎). Roommates would conveniently bail right before rent was due, leaving me with $20 every two weeks and the remainder of my check went to rent. I couldn’t afford to break the lease, couldn’t afford to leave, and no where to go. I barely kept things going, no money, no support, no friends, just my dog, some clothes, and a job I was hanging on to because my life and Baxter’s 🐶 depended on it. I will never forget that for the rest of my life. Defeated, lonely, and things just kept getting harder and harder. Bills piled up, everything went into collections, I cried every night just hugging my dog and begging God to keep me from becoming homeless.
No matter what, I busted my ass to keep things going. #hustle
Fast-forward to today. I have managed to not only pay off the debts, but I can take care of my family, build my career, and even have the luxury of taking chances. I’ve traveled to some incredible places, been smart with money, and have things I never thought I’d have #grateful. Don’t get me wrong, I’m no baller, but this little life I do have would have never been possible if I hadn’t done the work and having somebody upstairs looking out for me #blessed #humble. When you hit rock bottom, there’s nothing else you can do but do the work. No hand-outs, no complaining, just hustle.
I have the luxury of a cell phone, the luxury to share my stories, a roof over my head, a partner who is relentless in #perseverance and #love , and an incredible #family and close friends. Hard work pays off babes. #truestory
Tell me about the #struggle.
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