Truth #1: I get very anxious when I don't pay my bills immediately after waking up on the days I get paid.
Seriously. I sometimes wake up extra early, and I pay my bills in bed before I have the opportunity to do anything else. If I don't do this, I get super tense.Truth #2: I pay 80% of my bills with one paycheck. I usually use the last paycheck of the month to pay the following months bills. Ex. My last paycheck in November is used to pay most of my December bills.
Truth #3: I think paydays suck. I hate that nearly 30% of my gross pay never makes it into the bank.
Truth #4: I get paid by the hour...which sometimes makes me feel like I am still in high school.
With that said, I am so thankful for my job, and the ability to pay my bills. Jared and I are blessed beyond measures. For the majority of our marriage, only one of us has work. Which has allowed each of us to take our time pursuing our dreams.
Of course a large part of this has to do with Jared's service in the military...but it's a blessing nonetheless. Even though we live a fairly simple life, I just don't know how most people make ends meet every month. So although payday usually brings stress and anxiety with it, I can't help but also feel very humbled and blessed. Especially this time of year.