Yet another reason why this year is currently infinitely better than last year is as you know since the dawn of time (well the dawn of time of starting this black) I have been fighting constantly with my bank balance, trying to make ends meet. Trying to get out of debt, with my overdraft of £1500 being close to depleted several times over this past year alone due to constantly changing jobs; it’s been a long struggle.
Over here we call being in debt “in the red” and if you’re in credit then you’re “in the black”.
For the past fifteen years (1997) my mums been putting away money for me every week so the future Pete would benefit from having some cash and spend it on whatever he chooses. That money has also been earning interest.
Last week I was paid just shy of £500 to take my overdraft down to -£750, which is good as some jobs pay a month in hand, had this been the case I would have been in some deep shit. But no they paid me for the week I had worked and the week I was about to work, so this helped, then today that 15 years came to an end and I received this:
Three bastard thousand pounds! I have a huge amount of gratitude for my mother doing this as it seemed to have helped out just at the right moment. I know though not to blow this money on say… the casino tomorrow night. I’m too clever for that, this money is being saved. It’s cleared my overdraft and I no longer have to be in constant worry about my bank account.
This plus the wages I’ll be getting in the next few weeks will certainly solidify my place as someone who no longer needs to be charged for being overdrawn, it sort of feels like the end of an era. For too long I’ve been the scrimp and save Pete with nothing to show for two years of mental anguish, countless pointless jobs and barely any money to show for it.
This plus the fact that I’m quickly solidifying my place at the company I work for is a big help. This job I could see my self staying at for awhile. Today I made the company £10k in sales then fired someone in a store for telling a customer to fuck off. I on the other hand have been behaving and for the moment, the future’s looking pretty good.
Shall see you all Sunday as I’m off to London tomorrow to get messed up and watch Brand New live at the Roundhouse!