Hello all! I know it’s been a little while since I last posted. So I’ll start with apologies. I know I was trying to get everything sorted out so I could post in a more organized pattern, which I didn’t throw out, I do plan on doing just that. Unfortunately, some things in my life came up that’s making it very difficult to do much of anything other than work or sleep. I’m not really sure how my fan base swings in terms of my personal life, but I suppose I’ll post it up here so you all at least know I’m not just purposely slacking.
Since about July I’ve been having multiple health issues and have been having a hard time keeping a job because of them. I believe I made a post towards this a time or two, but thankfully it seems the overall severity has gone down. I’m no longer passing out randomly and the internal bleeding that was causing it all has no been taken care of. I had a job for the first half of this blog at a call center doing customer service through their chat system. It seemed to all be great and well, but unfortunately when I started getting sick, they didn’t care about any proof of those letters, nor did they care about any other proof as to why I was absent. Due to that, they counted it as an unexcused absence which ultimately turned into termination.
About a month of being very careful with my diet and going in for checkups, I was finally able to get another job. This time everything I was told at the interview was completely wrong. I was told it would be a full time position doing exactly what I was doing before, just for another company. It sounded like the perfect way to get back into things after being sick. What the job actually was – well, was a lot different. It was a call center job where you made outbound calls to people on behalf of dealerships. Some were to tell people there were recalls, others were those annoying calls you get from your dealership that practically beg you to come in and service your call. To say it was a complete lie of a job description was an understatement, but after losing the prior job, I needed a source of income and I already had to give up my home. I lasted about 3 months there before I couldn’t take it anymore. I couldn’t stand the idea of trying to force things on people and being that annoying caller interrupting you at dinner. That and I was not prepared for being on the phone.
Skipping through a couple of crap interviews, I finally stumbled along a chance with another call center. This time, it was a company I had actually heard of. I took the chance and applied, but I didn’t hear from them for what seemed like forever. Soon enough, like 4 weeks later they finally called me in for training. I believe my training was about 4 weeks and then I was on the phone helping with customer service and billing, but no sales, and all inbound calling. It was such a stark difference from the annoying outbound pushy calls I had to make that it was a relief. Thankful for that, I started to take my life back.
Once more, as I have mentioned much before, I hit my surge of bad luck. I had attempted to sell my electric guitar on craigslist in a desperate attempt to pay one of my bills. This would be before my first paycheck to this job, which was a 3 week wait. I got my money from the guy and all seemed well, until it came back as a scam. Though I had plenty of evidence and all the guys information.[Address, bank number, phone numbers and actual name]. The bank was determined that I did this to get more money from myself and it was clearly in another account somewhere. I figured that if I talked to someone higher up and gave them all the guys information it would show that I was innocent in this case, but apparently that isn’t how credit unions work. All the money I got from that sale went to billls, so I didn’t have any of it to give back, but they didn’t care. For weeks I argued with them attempting to show them, even with the deposit slips, the guys acocunt numbers and everything for them to just go after him instead, but finally it came to a standstill where they gave me a choice. Pay back the full amount that he took [he took $1700, I only received $300], or we will press charges. As I’m sure you all are aware, I’m rather young, I don’t want something like that on my record, escpecially not when I’m trying to fix my life after my sickness practically destroyed it.
Left with no other alternative, I’ve been paying it back, one giant chunk [+interest of course…] at a time. That would lead us up to today. The home I had been living at is gone, I currently reside with my family, and I’m trying to pay off the debt that quickly accrued during those four months. Though my creativity hasn’t gone away and I have plenty of ideas still going on, it’s been slower. So for those who has stayed subscribed, I thank you so much for your patience with me! I will definitely catch back up with writing. I’m in the midst of polishing the Thiris story line as well as a couple refreshes on important characters to make them more relevant: Salem, Rena, Rikka. I did write some things with Moriah, unfortunately someone kind of ruined that for me, so I think there is only one more post of Moriah incoming.
I will make sure to post some things around the holidays since I did miss Thanksgiving this time, however most of my time is stuck working to pay off my rather pushy credit union that honestly believes I stole from them
Lastly for those who asked about donation buttons, I did put up the paypal button on the side. Any money donated will go towards this page. Firstly on renewing the sub that’s up in about a month I believe. If we were to hit that goal for whatever reason, I will see what all you guys want from me next and use it for that.
Well that’s all for now!