I'm not going to lie, things have taken a bit of a nose dive sense the last journal. Not due to any of you, in fact your advice and support have been absolutely stellar. But yes, my situation has been getting rather dire.
After asking for advice in regards to my desktop computer and the abundance of spam, I was informed I had a virus and people suggested me downloading some virus cleaning programs. However, upon attempting to download and activate the program, by computer slowed down to unbearable degrees so I decided to restart it. But strangely enough, the computer did not start up again and only shows the a loading screen. In short, I can't get my computer on to access any files or work on anything. I had Cupcake (Jinx's sister) check it out and she suggested I'd have to send it in to be repaired which will likely cost me a few hundred bucks (cause lord knows I'm rolling in the doe). I'm hoping they'll be able to get it to turn back on without wiping the files I have on there but I have my doubts. If they can't save my preexisting files, I'll lose several files that weren't backed up (cause I'm a moron like that) and I'll have to start over again. Its not the end of the world but it will certainly be annoying.
Also, it seems that the change my account went through was meant to be shared and now every one knows the misery I went through a good week ago. I've sort of gotten over it by now but many people seem to be fed up with all the stupidity DA is putting us through. Unsurprisingly, many of them seem ready to leave DA if the problem isn't fixed, including a pair of artists and friends I admire deeply. I really hope DA listens to us for once and starts working on a way of at least fixing the issue else I may be saying goodbye to some awesome people.
And after all this, I still have no word on the job front. The part time retail I told you about have yet to respond on a decision. They did call last Saturday to inform me the person in charge was heading out of town and would call back around the mid point of next week as they'd have made a decision. But its almost Friday and still no word: I've decided to call tomorrow to inquire and see if its a done deal. If no decision is made or I don't receive word from them or the other job I applied to, I'm filling up the application for Sears and taking a holiday job. I hear the new manager is actually really good so hopefully they'll hire me on permanently after the holidays and I'll finally have a more solid job.
There is some good news though. A lot of people also gave me some strong advice favoring getting a debit card and the benefits that come with it. I went with Cupcake on Tuesday to the my bank and not only do I now have a debit card but I also went through the process of closing my account and opening a new one under my name. My folks won't have access to this one and so long as I'm mindful, no one else will either: my money is now mine to do with as I please. Now I only need to setup my paypal account, alert my current boss that my account has closed off (my current job has a direct deposit system), fix my computer, order some stuff on Amazon and I'll be mostly caught up with all I want accomplished.
Even with all the bad stuff happening, I've sort of decided I'm done sitting around mopping and waiting. Its time I start taking action to see the change I want in my life and I need to be the one to initiate it. The mountain that I have to climb may be massive but I know if I can scale it, the view from its peak will be one to behold. And I'll know that I did not do it alone, you all helped me in some great way and its meant more then words can express.
Thank you, from the greatest depths of my heart: may you find happiness for all your days after and beyond.