Saturday, July 13, 2019
I listen to online radio (AccuRadio to be specific), and yesterday, I heard a song that I heard once while driving. It's Lewis Capaldi's "Someone You Loved", and I like it so much that I bought it today from iTunes. Check it out!
Now that I am no longer planning on buying a condo in the immediate future, I am thinking about upping my contribution to my TSP (the federal government's version of the 401K). The bed bugs are gone now (THANK GOD!!!) in my room, so I am finally sleeping on my bed again! Anyway, I pay low rent (at least for Los Angeles) to my parents (we share a 2 bedroom 1 bath apartment), and I will be renting a room from my best friend once she buys a house (she is actively looking), and she is going to be charging me the same low rent. What I guess I'm trying to say is that since I currently am and will continue to have low expenses for the foreseeable future, it is not as important that I have as much take home pay at the moment. So, perhaps I should invest more in my retirement. I will continue to think about it.
Yesterday night, I was talking to my mom about my moving out, and she said that she will be sad if I move out. I told her that we would still see each other, and that she will get over it eventually. I mean, I don't want her to be sad, but I need to grow up, and be independent. Plus, it's not healthy for me to stay here, as my parents are homophobic (I'm lesbian). I look forward to learning how to cook, and being independent in every way!