I work hard every day. For my entire life have been working hard. First, it was my job at this burger joint when I was in high school. Working to save money to pay for college. Then in college, I worked two jobs to pay my rent and living expenses. After graduating, I started working in the mailroom at this engineering form. With the hopes of moving my way on up the latter. Which I did. In less than three years, I moved from the mailroom to junior partnership to partnership in another three years. Yes, I have worked hard.
For years, I lived a meager and frugal existence. I kept my nose to the grindstone, save and scrape. No type of splurging. I hate debt so I always worked, saved, and budget in order to keep living my debt free life. I even learned how to do many simple task around the housed so I did not have to ask someone else to do it. Over the years, I know I have save thousands of dollars from doing this.
Now I have some money. I am doing really well for myself. What even better is I don’t owe anyone anything? Well, except my property owner, for the house I rent from him. Other than that, I am great. I can afford to outsource some of the things I did myself around the house. Things I do not particular care to do but those things that are needed. Like tree pruning. I really do not like to do it. However, for years I have pruned and trimmed my own trees and shrubs. Not because I like it but I could not afford to pay anyone to do it or did I trust anyone to do it right.
After reviewing my budget, it looks like I can afford to have a tree service company come once a mothing or so to take care of the trees and shrubs of this place. While I am at, I think I will sign up for a few other services.
Why work hard and earn a decent living if you cannot enjoy it right? As my dad always said, you cannot take it with you. Now it seems as though I understand his sentiments exactly. No more pinching and saving. I have enough money to do a little wiggling as it may. In addition, I will.
After the tree pruning and trimming, they have promised to install a lightening system in one of the trees in the back of the house. Something that I have been meaning to do for years. After we had that bad lightning storm six summers ago it seems that this tree is a lightning magnet. It being so close to the house is very dangerous and it scares the mess out of me. Now I will not have to worry about it anymore.
It is nice to finally get to enjoy the fruits of my labors. As if I said before I have worked hard for what I have, I will enjoy it. This is my pre-New Year’s resolution and I plan to keep it.