With all the drama that’s happened to me over the past few months (personally and professionally), I am happy to say that I have finally gotten some relief. I was moved from the branch I was at to another branch, only six miles from my house! Even better, I am now three minutes away from Mr. Money’s restaurant, so on Fridays when I get an hour for lunch I am able to go eat lunch there and visit him. I am really excited!
With this move comes some factors affecting our money situation. Sadly, I am unable to carpool right now. I’m stuck driving to work by myself and stuck paying for gas by myself. I have almost cut my drive in half, so that should be a good thing. Plus, the grocery stores I like to frequent are on my way home, so if I am in need of groceries, I can pop in the store on my way home, unlike now. I have been shopping at our local Kroger and I have noticed that (even though it is so convenient- 2 miles from home) the prices are so much higher than Meijer! For instance, the 1 lb. spinach container we buy is over $6 at Kroger, and only $4.99 at Meijer. Plus, avocados are $2 each at Kroger, and $3/5 at Meijer. Great savings!
Personally, the biggest factor in all of this is the stress relief. After just one day I feel so much better being at this branch. I do realize that there are going to be problems I’ll have to deal with, but this branch is slower paced and it seems like I can get some footing underneath me to be able to pick up things better and not be so darn stressed! No job is worth any amount of money if it makes your life miserable. That’s what was happening to me.
I’m going to track my gas mileage and see how much of an effect this new move has on our money. Our grocery bill should go down, gas may remain the same or go down as the speed limit is 35 miles per hour on the road I take to work, but all in all I think it’s worth it.
Persistance pays off!