A lot of things are changing right now, and hopefully for the better.

Old roommate moved out, and new roommate moved in. Still a few loose ends to sort out over the next several days, but I am much more compatible with the new roommate overall, so feeling good about that.

I have a small pile of stuff to sort in my room, but for the most part, things are where they are going to live now in my room. Looking forward to getting a new bed next week.

I have decided to try my hand at house cleaning again, but charge more for it. Last time, I think I got burned out because I was undervaluing my time. Especially when the people who can afford housecleaning usually live outside city limits so I’m driving a half hour each way to do it.

I think minimum wage being so low makes it difficult to really place an accurate dollar value on one’s time. I’m glad I did, though, and that others are willing to pay it.

Assuming everything works out the way I think it will, I will be able to make enough money cleaning to be a little bit comfortable. I will be able to buy groceries without worrying and possibly even put a little money away so even if someone flakes I won’t immediately be in the red.

I will probably still volunteer at JBG for a CSA of free veggies at least every other month, but I am cleaning a lot over the next week, so I may take this month off.

I think cleaning will settle into a manageable schedule over time, but for right now, everyone wants it done as soon as possible.

I am going to start therapy again. I was trying to find a therapist with experience dealing with alternative lifestyles, but I can’t afford it right now because so many don’t take insurance at all, or don’t take mine (hardly anyone does).

I am trying someone new at the place I was going, and we will see how it works out.

Worst case scenario, I will get better insurance in January and can try to make an appointment at the clinic everyone recommends then.

On the downside, I parked my car on the street so my old roommate could put some furniture in the driveway that people are picking up, and my new roommate hit it with her U-Haul.

So now I have to spend my day off tomorrow figuring that out. It looks like the plastic surrounding the headlight is busted and the bumper is dented but that is hopefully all.

I am just feeling some anxiety because my last accident got strung out so long and was so stressful to get finalized. And because I just got my car inspected and my registration renewed, and I really need it to be okay if I have to drive for all these house cleaning appointments.

I am trying not to worry about it, and can hopefully keep my plans for tomorrow with the people I care about.

Until I can afford a Roku, I can’t really watch TV right now, so I thought I would write everything out before bed to hopefully feel better about it.

A lot of good things are happening, so I’m trying to stay positive.

Maybe this is just my reminder that life is never perfect.

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