Posted by Felicia on 11:17 AM
Well, here I am in my brand new place, and hopefully in a brand new place in my life as well. Many changes have taken place over the past year, and most were not all that great. over the past 2 months I have done some positive stuff, and hopefully 2007 will be a much better year for me.
Just a little introduction...My name is Felicia and I am a 32 yr. old single mother of an 8 1/2 yr old boy. (he would be mad if I didn't add the 1/2...lol) I currently live near Huntsville, Alabama, and have been here for 4 yrs having moved from my hometown of San Pedro, CA. I am a youth counselor at a residential treatment facility for girls, and before that I spent 11 yrs as a preschool teacher.
Soooo... back to my new place. When I first moved here I was roommates with my mom. We spent 4 yrs living under the same roof, and while I love her dearly, I was beginning to need my own space. When my lease came up for renewal, I decided it was time to go our seperate ways. I wasn't sure I could afford to live on my own, but I had to at least try. I got lucky. I found the cutest 2bdrm 2 bath condo with vaulted ceilings, a fireplace, screened in back porch, w/d hookups, dishwasher, microwave, and a jacuzzi tub in the master bath. It also boasted a community clubhouse with pool and jacuzzi.I wanted it on the spot! It was a price I could afford if I tightened my money belt up a bit and created a thing called a budget. Those things always eluded me. Anyhoo...in God's great plans...I got it! And let me just say...independence tastes better than I expected. Sure I stress about making ends meet, but I was at a crossroads and I needed to find a direction. So far so good. I love this place. It's adorable, and so me. I feel like an actual grown-up. I have put a picture up, but it's not great. I need a new camera. That will be my next big purchase.
You know, now I totally get that line that Mare Winningham's character says in St. Elmo's Fire, " I made a peanut butter and jelly sandwich in MY own apartment, and it was the best peanut butter and jelly sandwich I've ever had."