Speak of the devil, my previous post which I just posted last night touched on the subject of me being financially strapped but happy. Today is a test of that statement, I woke up and they had turned off my phone service. My past due balance is 134 I have 76.41 in my bank account. Ironically I was excited when I saw the seventy bucks in my account. I was feeling great because that’s more than I’ve had left over after paying bills to live on for two weeks until I get paid again. And believe me it is, because a while back I would have absolutely no money to tide me over. So essentially living paycheck to paycheck. While I’m still living paycheck to paycheck having more left over is an indication to me that I’m doing better. That is until this morning when a bill I thought I was okay on, reared its ugly head. So now I’m gonna be without a phone for two weeks until I get paid again because Angela at ATT stuck to her story that she couldn’t help me. And honestly I’m not mad at anyone but myself for not completely squaring everything away or checking on it just to make sure. That being said who knows when this will go up I guess I’ll have to find some wifi. 🙃
Anyway at the beginning of November my friends came to visit NYC from Florida. We stayed in Queens which called for one heck of a trek every time we went out for an activity. We did all the typical out of towner stuff. The highline, Central Park, brunch, Times Square. We danced on stages, hustled some guys in a game of pool, stayed out til 5am every night, and wandered the village while feeling hazy partly because of the mist in the air but mostly because of the bottomless mimosas.
They came at the perfect time because I needed something to break up the negative record in my head playing tracks of loneliness, regret, and self doubt. It’s amazing what good friends can bring. For me it was encouragement, conversation, laughter, support, and while brief, a much needed escape, and long over due reunion.
Here’s to friends who pick you up when you’re down, and scold you if you try to stay down.
Velvet button up: thrifted
Satin skirt: I got this at animal kingdom in Disney, in the Asia section right outside of the Everest rollercoaster 😂
Satin top: H&M really old, but it was ten bucks
Jeans&jean jacket: Levi’s
Sweater: stolen from my mom
Scarf: a gift
Boots: Windsor, they took an L that day because we walked the entire highline and all around the LES, I lost a heel cap 😩
Thanks for reading if you made it this far! I found a cafe with wifi so yay! Five phoneless days to go. Wish me luck. I could use that fairy godmother right about now ✨
Also follow me on insta although I won’t see for a while @whyineedafairygodmother