Ju!




I'm doing 43 things
 

Ju!'s Life List

  1. 1. Speak with school district HR about what it takes to become a teacher
    1 person
  2. 2. List my books on half.com
    1 person
  3. 3. List my clothes on ebay
    1 person
  4. 4. spring cleaning
    14 people
  5. 5. move in with my boyfriend
    124 people
  6. 6. exercise 5 days a week
    161 people
  7. 7. become more disciplined
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    149 people
  8. 8. join a soccer team
    4 cheers
    84 people
  9. 9. make more close friends
    27 people
  10. 10. Get results of my ancestry DNA test
    1 person
  11. 11. take a vacation with my boyfriend
    13 people
  12. 12. improve my vocabulary
    1,117 people
  13. 13. learn photography
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    2,916 people
  14. 14. sing kareoke
    2 cheers
    102 people
  15. 15. pay off all my medical bills
    4 entries . 1 cheer
    5 people
  16. 16. Learn about my ancestors
    4 entries . 1 cheer
    115 people
  17. 17. Print a hardcopy and save a digital copy of my family tree
    1 person
  18. 18. do more art
    409 people
  19. 19. Go hunting
    1 cheer
    248 people
  20. 20. Weigh 120 lbs (again)
    5 entries . 5 cheers
    9 people
  21. 21. parasail
    348 people
  22. 22. Visit Hawaii
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    737 people
  23. 23. get a pug puppy
    10 people
  24. 24. pay off my student loan
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    685 people
  25. 25. learn how to be a survivalist
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    4 people
  26. 26. finish more projects
    1 entry
    19 people
  27. 27. take a self defense class
    2 entries . 6 cheers
    237 people
  28. 28. attend a writer's conference
    5 people
  29. 29. learn to skiboard
    7 entries . 1 cheer
    1 person
  30. 30. learn basic japanese
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    21 people
  31. 31. go on vacation to Japan
    1 cheer
    1 person
  32. 32. do a triathlon
    388 people
  33. 33. be on a game show
    1 entry . 7 cheers
    204 people
  34. 34. Be debt free
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    2,270 people
  35. 35. go to costa rica
    1 cheer
    216 people
  36. 36. go to egypt
    750 people
  37. 37. write a novel in 100 days
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    2 people
  38. 38. Write a book and get it published
    4 entries . 12 cheers
    483 people
  39. 39. Make the most of my 20's
    1 entry . 5 cheers
    674 people
  40. 40. get married again
    132 people
  41. 41. Buy a House
    14,082 people
  42. 42. go to grad school
    1 entry
    1,015 people
  43. 43. Have a baby
    2 entries . 3 cheers
    6,209 people

How I did it
How to go to Denali National Park
It took me
3 weeks
It made me
Excited!


How to get current on all my bills
It took me
1 year
It made me
Satisfied.


How to get health insurance
It took me
3 weeks
It made me
Somewhat relieved.


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Recent entries
Keep a job
1st Day!

So I just finished my first day as a library assistant. It’s only 3.5 hours per day and a school district job. I’m happy to be working again. I am diagnosed with Panic Attacks and anxiety and keeping a job while dealing with this has been incredibly difficult. But now I think I found a good combination of medicine, and I’m receiving support through individual therapy, group therapy, peer-support group, and encouragement from friends and family.

One thing that has been helpful for me currently is that because my diagnosis is considered a disability, according to the law, I am receiving vocational help from the Division of Vocational Rehab (DVR). Their goal is to keep me working despite my disability in a job that fits my interests, aptitudes, and values.

One of the DVR things you need to do is to take an multiple tests that determine possible jobs you may be good at. The day that I received my test results was the day I was offered a job. Happily, the job I had applied to previously was one that my test results showed I would be a really good fit for. Yay!

Now I need to roll up my sleeves, quit running away from my responsibilities, and cope with my anxiety even when it’s hard.



Consolidate my debt. (read all 2 entries…)
Update

So I feel a little better about my consolidation, because I’ve made a little bit of progress. My two Bank of America credit cards accepted my consolidation request right away, it seemed like. But my Wells Fargo credit card has yet to accept my request from my consolidators. I spoke with my consolidators about this and they said some creditors can take a little longer, which sucks because it’s throwing me further into late fee and missed payment fees. But there’s literally nothing I can do about that at this moment.

I will consider this goal complete as soon as Wells Fargo accepts my request.

On a much brighter note, the other day I spoke with billing about my medical bill. They received my consolidation request, and offered me a deal. They said they would completely write off 50% of my bill if I paid just $20 more each month. That was such a good feeling! Of course I agreed.

The big picture: Before consolidation my monthly debt payments were over $900! Now….only $300! That is a savings of $600 every month. I’m very happy about it being much more manageable.



manage my time better (read all 2 entries…)
Use a Planner!

I’ve realized I accomplish so much more when I use a planner. Such a simple change has helped me a lot. I try to stick to my schedule as much as I can.



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