So my phone got stolen a few weeks ago and ever since I’ve been dealing with this insurance company and jumping through hoops to make this happen. But having a phone stolen makes insurance extra hard to deal with because they need a million pieces of proof and since we just moved the addresses don’t match, and blah blah blah. I really just want to cancel the whole thing. I don’t know why I’m pushing so hard for something that I’m pretty sure that I’m going to lose at anyway. I have a phone (granted its an old smart phone, it’s still a phone. It goes on the internet and makes calls and texts). This is really enough. I think I’m just a little vindictive about having a phone stolen. It hurts my feelings and makes me question humanity and I feel like if I could just get it replaced, I’d be content. But the stress of dealing with the insurance is making me very irritated and grumpy. I need to just learn to be happy with what I have. I could have had to go back to a flip phone. Or no phone. I think I’m going to cancel the process. I tried to do it tonight, but they were closed. So tomorrow I will lift that weight off of my shoulder. 



Since the downfall of the last week, things have definitely been looking up. I began Friday with the intent to stop wallowing about the things that had happened before. And I got paid. 🙂 Pay day always lifts my spirits. So the day started out with me being in a better mood and then my mom and I got the best news ever: we got the house that we had been looking at! It is so awesome to have an address and to know that our time in this hotel room is limited. My brain felt better after finding that out. 

I also tried In N Out again on Friday. I tried it once a few years ago and was completely unimpressed. People seem to rave about it, so I gave it another shot on Friday. Well, yet again, I was unimpressed. But at least I tried it. 

So Far

We’ve been in San Diego about a week now. I like it a lot more than Philadelphia. I think I’m a west coast girl at heart. One of my goals for this new chapter in my life was to work on positive thinking. I was doing pretty well since I left Philly, but since we’ve gotten here, I’ve gotten more and more discouraged. I’ve been wondering how positive people stay positive. We haven’t found a place here yet, my finances are a mess, and yesterday a customer stole my phone while I was at work. I’m so discouraged now and having a hard time being positive about it. Setbacks definitely seem less disappointing when you expect them to happen. 

I talked to my mom about it and she said that while setbacks happen, I have to realize that theres nothing that I can do about some things and that things will eventually work out the way that they should. The in-between time is no fun for me though. But I’ll keep trying to think positively. I did feel better while I was thinking that way before and it did wonders for my patience. It’s good for my mom, my son, and me when I think positive. 

So wish me luck. Every new day is the first day of the rest of your life.