Juggling and waiting

by Erika Torres
  • This is a bullet point post. Do you like bullet point posts or hate them? I actually like it when other bloggers do it, because I get a quick glimpse of what’s going on. I assume, though, that most people hate bullet point posts.
  • I have signed up for the Long Beach Half Marathon October 7th. Today is the official start day of the 10-week training plan. This time, I won’t be alone. Eric will be running too!! And so will three more of my friends. I am SO excited to have company this time around.
  • We have only about $200 left to pay on the credit card, which we hope to pay off with the next payday. Let’s hope nothing radical happens between now and August 10th to foil our plans. I will have to do an update post on our finances, I haven’t written about them in a while…
  • Even though Eric just started a new job in June, he recently had an interview for an actual firefighter position (right now, he is an Ambulance Operator). We are waiting to hear back. I will do a whole post devoted to this situation as soon as we hear whether he got it or not. It’s been weighing on me heavily, to the point where I went to church yesterday just so I could specifically pray about it.
  • I feel that God can hear my prayers better at church because I’m like in His house or something. Does anyone else feel that way?
  • Eric has two more firefighter interviews within the next two weeks.
  • I started a new side hustle job earlier this month that I think will supplement our income by a large chunkΒ  I hope to use this to pay for graduate school and to pay down debt. I will write a post about this too.
  • I am thinking of postponing when I start school depending on what we find out about Eric’s interviews.
  • I am still desperate to go on a honeymoon this year…we were hoping for September, but now I think October? Time is running out to meet this goal.
  • We have a couple of mini getaways planned that are helping me keep my sanity. All paid for through the Travel Fund (aka Side Hustle). Plus we have a girls’ trip in mind for the end of September.

SO there you have it. Just a lot of balls up in the air. I am tired of this juggling game.


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Teacher Girl August 8, 2012 - 9:07 pm

Praying for you and Eric and that everything works out for you both!

Erin August 6, 2012 - 8:11 am

Love the bullet points! Good luck to you guys with the interviews…hopefully you can sneak in a honeymoon before he lands one of the jobs! If you get a sec, I’d love to hear your thoughts on my latest posts and enter to win my giveaway!


Elizabeth @ Broke Professionals August 4, 2012 - 5:48 pm

Don’t rush it on the honeymoon – we went on ours for our five year anniversary! Better late and ensure it’s EXACTLY what you want than to compromise by putting something together at the last minute.

Oh, and I DO like the occasional bullet point post!

B. (Below Her Means) August 2, 2012 - 9:28 pm

I like bullet point posts. Figuring Money Out does them a lot and she’s one of my favorite blogs!

Lisa August 2, 2012 - 1:23 pm

It’s true that it can be so difficult trying to juggle everything we need to financially. I think it’s very inspirational the way you’ve been able to make money on the side! I hope you get to take that honeymoon soon.

ImpulseSave August 2, 2012 - 1:11 pm

Definitely love bullet posts.

– It sounds like there is a lot going on, but you also have a great head on your shoulders and you’ll get through it all soon. I hate it when there is just a month or so when you just don’t even feel like you can breath. But then you’ll get out of it and look back and say, “Whew! We made it!”
– I can’t wait to hear about Eric’s job. Sounds like a great opportunity!
– I totally know what you mean about praying at church. I pray better in a quiet place, and a church is a great place to find that. It will work out πŸ™‚
– Breath! You guys got this!

Lea August 2, 2012 - 11:40 am

I love bullet posts!

Good luck with everything!

Re: Prayers – my personal opinion is that the best place to prayer is anywhere. God is everywhere, not just in a structure that was built by a man who says it’s God’s house. I think if anything, being outside is probably being closest to God because that is what he himself created. Just my thoughts on the subject. I have friends who feel the same way you do.

Cassi July 31, 2012 - 5:56 pm

I really want to do a half marathon! I currently am going through the Couch to 10K program and i am loving it! if only it wasn’t 100 degrees outside when I ran. Stupid heat! I know that I am looking for a run to compete in, for fun of course. Good luck!

jobo July 31, 2012 - 6:14 am

Awesome on the half!! And Eric AND friends? That will be great for you! I’ll cheer you on virtually from Chicago where I will be cheering my sis on for her marathon!! I will say a prayer for Eric and the job sitch too. I have a good feeling about this πŸ™‚ I love bullet point updates!! (and hope you get your wish for a trip!!!)

Jordann @ My Alternate Life July 31, 2012 - 5:17 am

Another half? That’s awesome! I’m easing back into running, I’ve been off since my race at the end of May. I want to build up a really great base to attempt a half next May. Good luck I hope you get a new PR!

Jessica @ Budget for Health July 31, 2012 - 5:12 am

That’s great to hear you signed up for another half! Yay that the credit card is almost paid off and you’ve got some extra side hustle money coming in, I can’t wait to hear updates on your bullet points.

Meghan July 31, 2012 - 12:41 am

Hang in there girl! I follow you, no matter how you post. You keep me on target with your positivity and creativeness, and I think you are doing a fab job of it! Times get rough but before you know it, that credit card will be paid off πŸ™‚ good luck to you guys re: interviews!

Caity July 30, 2012 - 9:44 pm

I wish I was as devoted to running as you are! My husband and I are doing Power 90 together instead due to my lack of gym buddies in the area (I’m in Dana Point). πŸ™

jolie July 30, 2012 - 8:40 pm

I love bullet posts πŸ™‚

Crossing my fingers that the interviews go well.

One Frugal Girl July 30, 2012 - 6:34 pm

For the record I love bullet posts! I’ve written two in the last two weeks! It’s such an easy way to catch up on things.

Amy* July 30, 2012 - 6:12 pm

Good luck with half training. It will be fun to do with your hubby. I am crossing my fingers that things shake out well with his job situation. You sound like you are juggling like crazy, but once one or two things fall into place, it will feel like it is all coming together.*

Mrs PoP July 30, 2012 - 5:58 pm

Have fun with the training for the half – but be careful because it can turn into an addiction. =). I started with a half, did a few more and now have a few full marathons under my belt, too! Running is a great way for me to clear my head in the morning and prepare for the day. Hopefully that helps with figuring out which ball to catch next as you juggle the rest of your responsibilities.

Cat Alford @ BudgeBlonde.com July 30, 2012 - 5:43 pm

Hey Erika! I just did a post today about this same sort of feeling which I call the quarter life crisis – just feeling like you have a lot of crap going on and lots of things pulling you in different directions, wanting to do better and go to more school but worrying about money. I think it sounds like you are doing great, even with lots of decisions to make, and I wish Eric the best of luck in his interviews. I know he wants that firefighter job so much!


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