I made a mistake. I have been working so hard to be better- a better roommate, a healthier person, and a more fiscally responsible person.
I've been keeping a register for over a month now and I always know EXACTLY how much money I have. Today I woke up to a FaceTime call from my boyfriend. It didn't connect so I had to wait to call back. I checked my email and had a new email saying my overdraft protection had been used. I naturally assumed there was a mistake and went online and compared my register to my online account.
I managed to miss TWO transactions. One for a bit over $90 on groceries and my $25 transfer to my savings account. I now have $0 in my checking, $0 in my savings, and a charge to my credit card for overdraft protection.
The moral of this story? Keep better track of your expenses. I told myself that I wouldn't ask my grandma for money now that I worked full time and could support myself. Guess who I called for help today? I am so mad at myself.
I'm not irresponsible, I made a mistake. Though now my bf thinks I'm a "bit" irresponsible and I've always been a very responsible person and that kind of hurts my pride. Possibly my feelings. I'm too mad at myself right now to tell.
After doing the dishes and cleaning up the bit of clutter in the apartment, I'm going to shower and go to the gym. Because for some reason I won't work out until I shower even though I shower after. Because I'm weird like that. Today was no bueno.
<3 - CFC