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The reason I wanted a home through HabitatDetroit was because it was going to show me how to really do the process of buying a home and also how to keep a house.
As a single mom, the thought of taking care of a big old thing was scarier to me than the three mouths I’m responsible for. If you can’t understand that, just imagine you’re responsible on a daily basis for taking care of Godzilla, Mothra and a Pacific Rim Creature, but then you want to take on the challenge of also babysitting a Titan too.
Yeah, that’s how I felt.
Are you kidding? I’m all alone. I can’t do this.
And that’s all I felt. Even after I did the interview initially with Habitat and they told me what was entailed.
My heart skipped a fearful beat because, that’s like a huge and crazy step up in my life and even though I want what’s at the top of the stairs, I don’t know if I can climb the staircase alone.
But I had friends.
And I made new friends.
And I know I’m going to make more new friends.
… That will help me on this scary scary “monstrous” journey up the stairs to the top.
Lately, I’ve been going to Financial Literacy, which is one of the requirements to get a Habitat home. And it was nice to know internally I’ve been doing actually pretty well for myself compared to others.
I always thought I really had no idea how I kept my head above water every month and that I was living from paycheck to paycheck, but actually when I look at other people, I’m not that bad.
I guess the good Lawd sent a bad guy in my life in order to create a good thing.
Yeah, I know that last statement didn’t make a lick of sense.
I dated this really anal cheap guy. Even though I thought he was being mean by not just giving me money, he actually taught me to get a budget on a monthly basis for my household.
So I knew how much was going out and how much was coming in.
I was budgeting and I didn’t know.
(That’s what I meant about the bad guy.)
Financial literacy also helped me find money I’d forgotten I had. With the fire and things, I didn’t know I had been stuffing money places and it was still there.
I’ve been on a journey to find that money and I hope by the end of 2013 I’ll be using that money to get my appliances we desperately need for our house.
(Our current refrigerator is warming the food instead of freezing the food. My son started calling it the “other oven.”)
Also in Financial Literacy, I learned about credit and how it can help you and how you can hurt it with really stupid things.
Like buying an Escalade before the closing of a house.
(That wasn’t me that was a real life example used in class.)
I have one more class to go and then I’m off to house ownership class.
I can’t wait!!!
If you’re thinking of owning your own house, which I think every single mother needs to have, call up HabitatDetroit right now and tell them Sylvia Hubbard told you to.
Habitat for Humanity Detroit
14325 Jane Street
Detroit, MI 48205
Phone: (313) 521-6691
Fax: (313) 371-3400
I’m always fond of doing kind acts for someone else and when I read this, it just proves I’m not the only one in the world that would be nice!
These were awesome and I hope you enjoy them and just feel the need to do something nice for another person.
14 Random Acts of Kindness to Brighten Your Monday…
Saying goodbye to the weekend and hello to another work week can make Monday feel like a major bummer. Instead of drowning your sorrows in coffee and spreadsheets, give your mood a little boost with random acts of kindness.
Find the inspiration to spread tidbits of happiness by looking at handwritten notes from people who took the time to brighten a stranger’s day. The recipients of these random acts posted their stories on Imgur and Reddit, but you don’t have to share.
What’s your recent act of kindness?