Isn’t it ironic how just when things start to go great in your life, they all start to fall apart again? My family has just moved into a home, my job is picking up, I have a wonderful boyfriend, I love my apartment and city, things are finally falling into place, and then BAM.
I just found out that my mom has breast cancer. It’s not as bad as it could be, and I know that it will be fought, but it is still a scary reality to face. I mean, breast cancer is what happens to strangers or other people’s relatives. It’s what I run for when I sign up for local 5k races. It’s not something that affects my 49-year old mother.
In light of this terrible news I am rethinking my budget. I owe my parents $8,000. In my current budget I have $600/month allocated towards debt and savings–plus any extra income I happen to get that month. Since they don’t charge me interest, originally I was going to give $300 per month to debt and $300 towards the wedding savings. But now with these medical bills approaching, I think I might pay $500 to debt/$100 to savings. Or perhaps I should pay all of the monthly $600 to my debt? Or maybe I need to rethink my budget and see if I can squeeze out $800 per month?
Of course, the way I handle my budget is really not a huge concern at the moment. Oh why can’t life just be simple and easy? Well, as my momma always says, “When life gives you lemons… make lemonade!”