Another Day, Another Dollar, More Independence!

So I started a new job in my area. Yes, pretty much a third or fourth job. Something akin to Instacart and UberEats. I’m still working my own schedule, and making money on my own time.

I’m really enjoying this independence thing! My own apartment, my own job, my own money, and living with My Love. It’s wonderful. It’s a wonderful feeling to be able to say, “Hey, I’m dealing with a disability, but i’ve got a hold on it. I’m not going anywhere. I’ll never let it have power over me!”. It’s beautiful, it really is.

Glad to have a routine, too. Something I outlined in my book. Check it out sometime!

I’m thinking, maybe, a volume 2? Or a second edition? We will see.

Stay tuned to all the great things happening! Sometimes there is sadness, though, yes it happens! Enjoy the picture of me and My Love for now!

Thanks for reading! And until next time!

Something Cathartic Happened Today

I am home today with nothing to do. I couldn’t snag any hours today with Instacart, my other jobs haven’t come through yet, and I have nowhere to go. I’ve cleaned the house already, yesterday, like a maniac.

So i’ve been in bed all day, thinking.

And that’s where things get bad.

I had a panic attack.

I shouldn’t be doing that. Every. Single. Time, i’m idle like that I start thinking about my past and how I used to be. Except this time, I started to realize something. I’ve changed.

When I was teen, and younger, I was very shy and quiet. I liked artsy things, I was gothic, and then punk and emo. I played music, etc. Then when I got sick around my early twenties, I was so deathly afraid of people. I barely left my house, barely showered, stopped my meds cold turkey and almost become catatonic, I was so sick. I started reading more about philosophy, religion, and got into government conspiracies. You get the picture.

Now, within the past few years, as I have recovered from Mental Illness, I have become quite a social butterfly. Not a lot, but enough to have a good amount of friends and keep them. Instacart, back then (or anything like it), would’ve been a pipe dream. Or maybe a nightmare for me.

And it was then, I felt confused for the first time.

Here I am, having gone through so much and changed so much, and STILL changing. It’s as if I’ve lost myself or maybe part of myself along the way.

Like I don’t even know who I am anymore. And I need help. I need grounding. I need guidance. Or something like it.

Thanks for reading! And until next time!

I Think I’ve Cracked The Money Making Code

So, I started Instacart about a week and a half ago. I don’t get many orders (or batches), because my area is too new (and Instacart needs to be publicized more here).

Although, I thought all day today about jobs just like Instacart, and how to make money alternatively, compared to a typical clock in, clock out job.

So I did a little research, and WOW, what a find. I found all these services and gigs you can do for money, on your own schedule and own time.

So there I am, face to face with these opportunities. I couldn’t pass them up!

Today I signed up to be a dog walker on Rover, delivering fast food, and also delivering packages with Amazon. On top of Instacart, that’s four EXTRA side gigs where I can be my own boss!

2019 will be an amazing year with earning extra income alongside my disability check, and pumping me up for the job world.

Here I come!

Thanks for reading! And until next time!

(I apologize for the upsurge of “money making” posts. I’m not advertising and I’m not promoting. This is simply me being excited about opportunities. You are welcome to take as you please)

First Full Week Doing Instacart (Update)

So the week is over for last week.

Only received 1 order in my zone all week (well, 2, but the second order was canceled due to app issues).

It actually is fun doing it. It’s like a game, since it tests your speed grocery shopping.

The app goes off 30 minutes before your shift starts. Then once your shift starts it’s actively looking for orders. You’re basically on-call the whole shift.

I think I will stick with this for awhile and see how the next couple of weeks go before I check in again about it. So wish me luck with getting orders. I just found out yesterday that my zone is new, which is why I haven’t been getting many just yet.

The great thing is, I can do this to supplement the income I have, and it’s a great job to start out with if you have a disability (physical or mental), and you want to start slow or keep a slightly slower pace. (Bonus points if you are already a fast worker to begin with).

Thanks for reading! And until next time!

Second Day Doing Instacart

Yep. Second day working for Instacart, and it’s been a complete bust both days.

No batches, no orders = No work. Period. For two days.

The day started with it reminding me about shift, 30 minutes before it started. It actively looks for orders the whole shift. So you don’t have to. Unfortunately, there’s no hotspots in my area where orders are more or less. I talked to customer support and I learned it’s just my area. Although, they really aren’t much help.

I really want this to work out. I do have high hopes and high expectations, because it’s just the perfect job (working from my phone all day). We will see, though. I will give it a week, maybe two, and reevaluate it. Or perhaps, just have it as a side “side” job.

Thanks for reading! And until next time!

Stress & Sickness

I’ve been here at this new apartment for a little over a month now. I’ve also been sick since we moved here. I’ve had migraines, runny noses, dry coughs, vomiting, etc. I wondered for a second about black mold, but I couldnt find any anywhere in this tiny place.

I think a lot of this sickness has to do with stress. My friend reminded me that stress CAN lower your immunity to sicknesses. One ends for me, and something else starts.

I’ve conquered moving. Yay, right? Yes, but I am also in the process of starting a new job, trying to get more fit, and eat better. Amongst other smaller feats i’m trying to handle.

Long story short, I need to work on my coping mechanisms/skills. I need a hobby, or something to make and sell, or something. Anything to get out of this dreaded mind of mine.

Any suggestions for new hobbies?

Thank you for reading! And until next time!