I always begin the month with my monthly goals. I have decided that I want to end the month with monthly reflections. The purpose of these posts is to look back and think about at least one thing that I have learned during the month. This month, I have made a decision that I’m proud of but it also put a current plan on hold which is a bummer.
Gotta Get Outta Here
Last month, a week after my birthday, I was robbed. The whole situation could have been worse but it really opened my eyes that I’m not living in a safe place. Ever since I moved into these apartments two years ago, I’ve seen some unsettling things. There are cops, ambulances, and firetrucks at my apartment complex almost daily. For some reason though, I never thought something would happen to me. Up until I was robbed, I really considered renewing my lease again this December. Let’s face it, looking for apartments is just a hassle and getting one can be very expensive. My mom sat me down and told me there’s no way she’s letting me stay here for another year. I already knew in the back of my mind that I’d be crazy if I don’t leave.
The good news is, I’ve been putting money in my savings for months now. The bad news is, the savings account was for a puppy. I know, it’s so silly to be upset that I have to wait on getting a puppy when my first priority should be finding a safer place to live.
Change Can Be A Good Thing
Living here, I’m scared to even go outside and go on a walk because of the drug and crime activity around this area. I never really thought about how important living in a safe area was until I wasn’t living in one. That is now on the list of things I’m looking for when searching for my new home.
Growth is painful. Change is painful. But nothing is more painful as staying stuck somewhere you don’t belongMandy Hale
I made the decision to put my puppy plans on hold. If I really think about it though, why would I want to have a puppy in a place where I’m too scared to even go on walks? My future puppy deserves a safe place just as much as I do. They say things happen for a reason. Even though the events of last month were scary and upsetting, it has really opened my eyes and I have realized a lot this month. It’s time to get out of here.
In the month of June, I made a decision to put my safety first. What is something you learned or discovered this month?