I am not complaining or ranting, well maybe I am, but I sometimes wonder will I ever get ahead? It just seems to be bills, bills and more bills. Just when I think I may be getting my head above water, something else comes up to cost more money. My car, not under warranty, is still making funny noises and I don't even have the money to take it in to the shop.

I work a full-time job, write on the side and do what I can to earn a living. I went back to school and finished my degree but wonder if that was even worth it as it still seems I am just barely staying ahead of the bill collectors, or at least successfully evading most of them!

Part of it is my own fault for not financially planning well enough. I should really just be thankful that I have a roof over my head and food to eat. I know that is more than so many. Yes, I guess I do have much to be thankful for indeed. My family is well and mostly in good health and I do have some great friends.

Still though, I wish at some point I didn't have to worry about money. That would really be so nice! I wouldn't even have to get ahead, I would just settle for breaking even!