Worried

@dodo19 (33043)
Beaconsfield, Quebec
March 12, 2016 6:29am CST
I am worried. Right now, things are tight financially, as I know they are for a lot of people. We don't have a lot of money, and a list of things that we need to get done. I'm trying to stay positive and remind myself that things will get better, but I'm still scared. I'm still worried. Thankfully, I'm getting some money on Friday, and hopefully another payment will come in within the next week or two. So, it will help. We should be able to make it, providing that this other payment comes in. Either way, I know we'll make it somehow. But in the meantime, I'll still probably be a little worried. It's all normal though. I just need to stay positive for my family. I'm sorry if this is the same old thing, same old worries that I've had, along with everyone else. I just needed to get things off my chest, and I know this is a good place to share and talk. Thanks to those who read my post.
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@scheng1 (24755)
• Singapore
12 Mar 16
Instead of spending time worrying, you can spend time thinking of ways to save money and to increase your earnings. When you have some concrete action plan, you will feel more secure and confident. By the time you have money saved up because of your action plan, you will not get worried. You will know that the same action will lead you to provide for your family.
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@dodo19 (33043)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
12 Mar 16
That is definitely good advice. I am certainly trying to think of ways of earning more. It'll make a difference.
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@Raelove (16810)
• Saco, Maine
12 Mar 16
I have been in your position very often in my life, and it never gets easier from an emotional standpoint. Living with worry isn't fun, but I learned ways to deal with it over time. The one thing that I always kept in mind throughout it all was that nothing is ever permanent. Just when I thought things were at their worst, I'd stop and say to myself, "This, too, shall pass." Being poor and struggling teaches frugality, so I learned to make a dollar do the work of ten. I didn't buy anything at all that I didn't really need, and limited myself religiously to the cheapest things I could find. I had a cheap phone, no cable TV, an old car with just the barest insurance, and I ate lots of cheap food like Ramen and peanut butter. I never went out to eat, and I mean never, nor to a movie or often even for a drive in order to conserve the gas in my car. Now that my life is a bit more comfortable, I still live that way. I shop at Dollar Stores, make my clothes and shoes last, sell things when I can, and always ask myself the Golden Question when I feel an urge to buy or spend money on something: do I really need it or do I just want it? I wish you luck. And keep telling yourself this: it WILL get better. And one day you will realize that it did just that!
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@dodo19 (33043)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
12 Mar 16
Thanks for sharing your story. I'll definitely keep this in mind when I am worried about things. I'll find ways to save and earn more. Thanks again.
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@Raelove (16810)
• Saco, Maine
12 Mar 16
@dodo19 Good luck.
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@dodo19 (33043)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
12 Mar 16
@Raelove Thanks. I do hope that you don't see any more hard times.
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@silvermist (20073)
• India
12 Mar 16
@dodo19 You are right.This is a good place to share and talk.I do hope,the expected payments will be made on time.As you said , be positive for your family.
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@dodo19 (33043)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
12 Mar 16
I'll make sure that we get them. In the meantime, I'll be positive. At least I'll get one soon.
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@Morleyhunt (19894)
• Canada
12 Mar 16
We went through a period we were so strapped for money, I made $100. Grocery money stretch for 5 weeks for two people. Thank goodness we had vegetables in the freezer from our summer garden. I felt no sympathy f the actress who said she could not eat for $7.00 per day (one person). We could have eaten like kings.
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@dodo19 (33043)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
12 Mar 16
I think we all go through periods when things are tight. One thing that helps is the thought we're not alone. If you guys made it, I'm sure we will too.
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@Morleyhunt (19894)
• Canada
12 Mar 16
@dodo19 we've come out the other side. We went through a similar patch when our youngest was born... $200. A month more in bills than in income. Not a good situation. We sold our house and moved into a house that was 1/2 the cost. Those days were in some ways more difficult. We had five children....the bonus was...eggs were free. We ate a lot...and I mean A LOT of eggs.
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@dodo19 (33043)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
12 Mar 16
@Morleyhunt things must have been tough. It does help to know that have gone through the same and have pulled through. I'm sure the same will happen to us. We just need to find ways to save, and make try to earn a little more. Thanks for sharing!
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@rakski (18762)
• Philippines
16 Mar 16
I think a lot of us are in the same situation as you. Worried and scared as we are, we have to stay positive for us and for our family.
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@dodo19 (33043)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
16 Mar 16
We have to do what we have to for our families. I'm doing my best to stay positive for them.
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@rakski (18762)
• Philippines
16 Mar 16
@dodo19 yes, as mom I think that is a crucial role for us. we cannot let them see that we worry
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@dodo19 (33043)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
16 Mar 16
@rakski I would have to agree with you there. It is part of the job that few people mention.
@simone10 (21650)
• Louisville, Kentucky
13 Mar 16
We are going through a period like that right now. After moving to another state, our money is pretty tight. Like you, we always get by somehow.
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@dodo19 (33043)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
13 Mar 16
It's not easy, that's for sure. Things will work out for you guys, and us.
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@simone10 (21650)
• Louisville, Kentucky
14 Mar 16
@dodo19 No, it's not easy at all. It can be hard to remain positive but that's what we have to do.
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@dodo19 (33043)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
14 Mar 16
@simone10 It really is what we have to do. Staying positive is definitely better than the alternative.
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@Marcyaz (35650)
• United States
12 Mar 16
Unfortunately we have times of worrying about how we will be able to pay our bills but things always seem to work out for us one way or another.
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@dodo19 (33043)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
13 Mar 16
It's what I try to remind myself. I try to remind myself that it's going to work out, and things will get better.
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@Marcyaz (35650)
• United States
13 Mar 16
@dodo19 Things will work out as they always do.
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@dodo19 (33043)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
16 Mar 16
@Marcyaz I'm sure they will.
@gudheart (12746)
16 Mar 16
It is hard when we have bills to pay and money is tight. Hope things improve for yourself.
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@dodo19 (33043)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
16 Mar 16
No, it's not easy. But we'll make it work somehow. It'll pass.
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@gudheart (12746)
16 Mar 16
@dodo19 I am sure it will. There is calm after the storm.
@KristenH (24396)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
12 Mar 16
Nothing wrong with that. It's okay to worry about money.
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@dodo19 (33043)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
12 Mar 16
Thanks for understanding. I needed to get it off my chest.
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@KristenH (24396)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
12 Mar 16
@dodo19 My pleasure. I worry about my finances all the time.
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@flapiz (4172)
• Australia
23 Mar 16
I'm also financially worried. But I think you are more worried because you have a family. I always believe that God provides. Hang in there.
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@dodo19 (33043)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
23 Mar 16
Yes, I'm definitely worried because of my family. I can't help but worry about them. I'm sure that things will work out.
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@shaggin (37049)
• United States
22 Mar 16
Your right this is a great place to come and get things off your chest. Things are kind of crazy here right now as well. I am not sure how things will go financially over the next few months. I think there will be some big changes and I am nervous about it. I just have to wait and see though it isn't something I will know until it happens. I hope things work out for you and that you get the payments. Keep writing here and doing what you can for a little extra money when you have the time.
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@dodo19 (33043)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
22 Mar 16
Thankfully it did come in. I hope that things do work out for you. In the meantime we can both come here to earn a few extra bucks. Every little bit helps.
@Lucky15 (33750)
• Philippines
13 Mar 16
We all have those.timea. worrying on those. Hoping payment will come soon.
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@dodo19 (33043)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
13 Mar 16
I hope so too. I'll do what I can to make sure that it does.
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13 Mar 16
It is always good to talk about your worries with someone, you never know what positive feedback you might get. Keeping negatives inside only enhances them thus leading to more worry. We all worry and the positive aspect is that we all try to find a way out of our worries. When we share our worries with others we come to know that we are not alone and it is not something that cannot be tackled. One good way is to try to keep our hope and faith positive at all times if possible.
@dodo19 (33043)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
13 Mar 16
It is true. Talking about does help. It helps a lot more than keeping it inside. Thanks!
• United States
12 Mar 16
This is a good place to get it off your chest and relieve some of the stress. Sometimes it helps just talking about it. Hope that payment comes through and you can get through the month
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@dodo19 (33043)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
13 Mar 16
I felt better after writing this post. I did help relieve some stress. I hope it does come as well. It would certainly help.
@paigea (22417)
• Canada
12 Mar 16
I hope things go well for you
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@dodo19 (33043)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
13 Mar 16
Thanks. I hope so too.
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@AnneEJ (5006)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
12 Mar 16
I remember what that was like when raising a family, it seems there is never enough money to go around. I pray you will get the money you need to help at this time. I have always trusted the Lord to meet my needs, and He has always been there for me. I don't have a lot of extra to spend, but have a good place to live, food to eat and clothes to wear.
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@dodo19 (33043)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
12 Mar 16
I know it'll all work out in the end. It may be hard now, but we'll find a way to save some money, and hopefully earn a little more as well. As hard as it is, I'm doing my best to stay positive and believe that it'll work out.
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@jstory07 (68373)
• Roseburg, Oregon
12 Mar 16
Try not to worry that is not good for your health. Relax and think of all the good things in your life and think postive thoughts.
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@dodo19 (33043)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
12 Mar 16
It's certainly what I'm trying to do. I try to stay positive, and remind myself that things will get better. It may just take a little time.
• Jacksonville, Florida
12 Mar 16
I have been in some of the worst situations, including being homeless with my children. Trust me, somehow it always gets better with time. I know the worry is tough, but have faith and if you believe-pray a LOT! I will keep you in my prayers as well.
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@dodo19 (33043)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
12 Mar 16
I'm sorry that you had to deal with homelessness. It must have been hard. I know that it's going to get better. Somehow, at some point, it will be. Thank you!
@amnabas (10309)
• Karachi, Pakistan
12 Mar 16
Don't worry. I hope your good time comes early.
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@dodo19 (33043)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
12 Mar 16
I hope so too. Either way it'll come.
@marlina (75038)
• Canada
12 Mar 16
Isn't there any way that your husband can do some extra work?
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@dodo19 (33043)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
12 Mar 16
I know he has said that he's looking into some work for July when he's off, but he won't tell me what. He wants to look into it. Not quite sure how it's going.