This week has been quite an eventful one. I feel like I did a lot of “officially an adult” things, which I don’t usually do. Sure, I go to work 40 hours a week, I go to school twice a week, and pay my myriad of bills (don’t even get me started on those); but it just doesn’t feel like I’m “officially an adult”. I guess part of that feeling comes because all those things that I do on a daily basis aren’t special, and they’re really just expected of me. Some days it’s a wonder that I get anything done at all, but I still get it done. But I digress. Let’s have an overview of my week.
On Monday I went to school. Nothing’s really special about that. I do that ever week. I did, however, meet with the financial aid advisor to see about qualifying for a scholarship, as well as to see whether or not I had any PELL left over for the summer semester. Good news is that I may qualify for the scholarship, and I do have some PELL left over.
On Tuesday I went to work. There’s really nothing to tell about that.
On Wednesday I met with the vice president of my bank, who is also their mortage loaner. I met with him to discuss the possibility of getting approved for a mortage. I walked into the meeting with not one clue about what I was going to get myself in to. Turns out, there’s a lot to it, just to get approved. So, of course, it was only an informational meeting. He recommended a realtor to me, and gave me his number. And off I went, now loaded down with information, back to school.
Here comes Thursday. Thursday is the special day! After work, Josia and I went to the car dealership in town. We’ve been talking about buying a car and were going to get some information about it. We really had no money to put down at the time, but we were going to have $1000 by the end of the month. Well, they REALLY wanted to sell us a car. So they went and spoke to their banks to see if I could get approved to finance a car, without any money down. I couldn’t. So we left. Not even five minutes pass, and I get a call to come back to the dealership because one of the banks approved me. Only catch is, they wanted a $1000 down payment. The car is really nice, it was a really good deal (just $50 more than I wanted to pay a month), and I had the money available on a credit car. So, if you can’t already guess where I’m going with this,.. I bought a car! It’s a 2012 Ford Fusion, and I love it. It’s my first car, and really made me feel like I’m “officially” an adult. They wouldn’t let me drive the car off the lot though, since I didn’t have any insurance on it.
So we come to Friday. After work, Josia and I went to go put the car on our insurance, only to find out we couldn’t because he didn’t pay on the due date (which was Thursday). So they gave me a rate on my own, and it’s really not that bad. I can afford it. After that we went and picked up my car!! I was super excited- I still am.
Saturday and Sunday come,.. and they’re pretty mundane. Went to work and came home. Nothing special about that, I do that every weekend.
But the point is, I did some awesome things this week, that really put me out of my comfort zone. I normally wouldn’t do any of that, and I’m so glad that I did. Now I have a new car! And we did decide that we weren’t going to move for the time being because now that I have a car and insurance payment to add to all my other bills,.. I wont be able to afford anything more expensive than what we currently are renting for.
So I guess I am “officially” an adult now? It’s really only in the way you look at things, because really I’ve been an adult all along. I just don’t really view myself as one.