What the heck is this year?!

If any year has taught me you can’t plan for the future, it’s this one.

Way back in January, I envisioned myself graduating trade school and working a nice IT job with more pay than my retail job and weekends off. Reality could not be more different.

Here it is, September, and I work in a warehouse (not complaining, merely stating) that pays better than the IT jobs I had, I have my license, I have a car, and I’m on-call for retail. Summer, which is usually my second favorite season (favorite is spring because my birthday is in April), was an absolute nightmare. My retail job is falling further and further down the gutter, and I’m holding down the job that takes the most effort instead of the ones that take the least.

WTF is this year?! I’m certainly not unhappy, but I’m at a loss for words to describe this year. What I particularly can’t get over is the biggest thing I pursued (school) made no difference in my life, but the smallest thing that was an afterthought (getting my license) has, and the price was arguably as big (my credit is utterly destroyed). I’m almost scared of what could come in the next three months because I feel like for things to be going this well, something horrible must be around the corner, and I know it’ll blindside me. That fear has yet to be proven wrong, so I am staying on my toes.