Guest post written by my buddy Aldo Mays
Dallas is more expensive than I thought it was. I mean, I had always heard that the cost of living in Texas was pretty cheap because there was so much land and so many places to build. From what I’ve experienced since moving here that is totally not the case. I know it’s tough to say but I moved here for a job, not because I had any romantic thoughts about Texas and the old south. I’m from up north and I don’t really get why people like the heat down here! But anyway, I’m in this for the long haul because of my job so I immediately bought a condo in downtown, which was way more expensive than I thought it’d be. I got online immediately and looked up Dallas Energy Savings plans and found an electricity company that wasn’t going to break the bank. I also spent some time researching ways to make some side money – even though I love my job it’s not like I’m making bank, you know? So I’ve been selling some of the blankets I sew in my spare time online and that’s been a lot of fun. It’s a real stress reliever for me and it’s also making me some extra money so who could ask for more than that, you know? I love being important to my company but I also need some personal life. I don’t understand those people who go to work 60 hours a week and never take any time for themselves – I can’t imagine not having time to garden on my porch or read my favorite books or even watch a movie every now and then. And cooking! I love to cook and I would never take a job where I didn’t have enough time to cook when I wanted to. It’s just me but I think it’s important to eat well and also do things that help relieve stress, you know what I mean? My job is demanding enough as is.