I'm twenty-five, guys. Of course, the next time I read this I'll be twenty-six. Only about 13 months from beginning to try to have children?! omg, I just got panicky. Nothing compared to what I'll feel in 2014, though! Congratulations, future me!!
The point of this post is to rant. I'm supposed to be writing positive things to remember how blessed my year was, but whatever - I'm ranting.
Mr. T and I have done a lot to help out our friends. It's mostly Mr. T - I'm really not that nice of a person. We've had several roommates move in with us over the course of our marriage. We were trying to help all of them branch out on their own and have a nice, reasonably priced place to live in M'boro until they got on their feet and found their own place, while helping us pay our rent/mortgage. All of them took advantage of us. I'm not saying they did it on purpose - I'm just saying it happened. We were too nice, and didn't type up contracts because they were our friends. If money was tight we just said "Oh, pay us when you can!" But you know what? When you have the option of not paying something, you will - intentionally or not - find other things that you "need" to spend your money on. If you have a landlord that is going to throw your butt to the curb, you will find the money to pay rent! Upon moving out and into an apartment with a contract, suddenly you have enough money every month for rent? But you definitely don't have enough money to pay us anything toward what you owe!
I get it, life is hard. Whatever. We're all adults, okay? I'm not sure if they learned anything, but Mr. T and I sure did.