I write for money. I'm broke a lot.
Also? Colin Firth could get it.
Gmail me at ccr002
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Someone (you know who you are!) told me that from the outside, my life appears perfect as seen on tumblr. I never intended for it to appear this way, and that is not the case AT ALL. So, here are 5 facts about my less-than-perfect life:
1. We are broke. Like, seriously broke. We appear to be doing fine because we just bought a house. HOWEVER, property in Buffalo is stupid cheap. Our 2 bedroom house cost 125K. We’re paying less on our monthly mortgage than we did on rent (why we decided to buy). Also, the money for our down payment was a loan (interest-bearing) pooled from donations from several members of Ken’s family. We could not have bought a house anywhere but Buffalo, and we could not have done it on our own. I have $40 in my savings account.
2. My career is so derailed I can’t even see the tracks from here. I have been working on the same book for almost 10 years. I do a lot of freelance work but it’s mostly ghostwriting so I don’t get credit and I get paid a pittance. I don’t have time to remedy this because KID.
3. I spend a stupid amount of time in my head. I am missing out on roughly 80% of real life.
4. I hardly see my husband anymore. We struggle to stay close. There are days when it feels more like we’re roommates.
5. Aside from my parents and my brother, I don’t talk to my family. I have almost a dozen aunts and uncles and over 30 first cousins. I don’t communicate with any of them.
I’m sorry. These weren’t random. I suck at following directions.
The series ended before they revealed Shepherd’s big secret, so no, you didn’t miss anything. HOWEVER, there’s a comic book series! (yay) In “The Shepherd’s Tale,” his back story is revealed.
(I am a big Firefly nerd.)
Thanks to everybody who donated, reblogged, sent kind words, or even thought encouraging thoughts.
When I posted about my dad, I was expecting a couple of people to kick in a few bucks. I WAS NOT expecting such an outpouring of love and support.
No matter what I say, it won’t be enough to express how much your actions have helped us through this incredibly tough time. Over and over again I am reminded that we are more than an online community. We are a family. I am so lucky to be a part of that.