A few months ago, I took a huge gamble. It was gamble that would have changed my life if it worked. It was a business gamble that required a whole lot of money – a whole lot of money I technically didn’t have and probably shouldn’t have been spending. But I figured since this gamble was for my career and could change my life in ways I never knew possible, it was worth it.
Boy was I wrong. That gamble changed my life alright, but it changed my life so I could end up in the poor house. Thats right. Rather than this career gamble making money like I thought it would, it ended up draining my account to the point that I didn’t know how I was gonna pay rent that month. Suddenly, I wasn’t living life terrifically. I was scrambling to do anything I could to keep a roof over my head. It was a horrible a time my husband and I dealt with. We hustled like you wouldn’t believe. Both of us took on any odd job we could find, resorted to eating only peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and completely drained our savings account just so we could avoid eviction. When we finally raised enough money to pay off the rent, we got handed a late fee, but we paid it off nonetheless. Continue reading