Crossroads

Breakdown Time: 3:00pm

Problem: I’m an overachiever that is easily taken advantage of.

Causes that led to breakdown: boss throwing an entire managers desk load on top of mine, friend who is selling her house to me asking for me to cater a little more to her needs, mother being mother caring and interested to know what’s going on 

I was having a decent week. I was on track to finishing the week with a couple easy days and setting myself up for a good work week next week. I signed on this morning to the aftermath of a bomb explosion. A coworker is off til Tuesday and for some reason it’s my job to carry her load. I wanted to quit.

I typically on a normal day approve 7ish claims. By 10am I was at 6. By 1pm I was at 12. By 3 pm I was pushing 18 and still not done with the new ones that hit my desk today. I lost it.

I almost broke something. I almost shut my computer down and said I did enough today. I almost quit. I would have quit if I didn’t need my salary to close on this house.

The goal has been to buy a house. For 3 years, I have been actively searching, saving, putting bids in. For 3 years, I have been coming up empty handed. 

My friend is moving to Florida. My friend owns a nice townhouse in a beautiful community.

This townhouse is the first place I went to see 3 years ago. I walked out of this place and said I could see me living here, I wish I had more money saved and I wish I had a better feel for the market. I wasn’t ready to buy the first place I fell in love with.

3 months after I saw this place, my friend tells us she’s buying a townhouse, describes the place and I realize it’s the one I loved. I was happy for her but disappointed it wasn’t me.

My friend’s fiancé moved to Florida for work back in February. My friends moving down there with him. My friend met him because I told her to go talk to him one random night 3 years ago. 

I am buying my friend’s townhouse. We are supposed to close 6/30. We have not heard back on the appraisal yet. So I doubt it’s going to go as we planned. I’m convinced the appraisal is going to come in low and we’re going to have to haggle out a different agreement. I’m stressed to the max. I will not be a pushover when it comes to my finances.

Today at 3pm my friend asked if she could move her stuff out after we close. 

I almost broke something. I almost shut my computer down and said I did enough today. I almost quit. I would have quit if I didn’t need my salary to close on this house. I almost said I don’t want to buy this house.

 

I need some change in my life. I need to remove the stress and negativity. If this house deal goes through I am setting my next goal to have a new job/new boss by January. I am not a pushover and I will make them sorry they treated me this way.

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