My 2016 and new year’s resolutions

2016 was a really hard year for me and my family, it was a year with lots of bad things happening that may seem like we are cursed or something, but a year with some joy too.

  • For starters… I lost my scholarship. I did not lost it because of bad grades, I simply lost it because the government thinks I’m rich. My dad is unemployed, my mom owns a small drugstore. For the first 2 years, my mom owning her shop, wasn’t a big deal, because she doesn’t earn much, but in 2015 the law changed that, to all owners, 20% of the sales volume, it’s added to her salary. I’m talking about 20% of sales volume, not 20% of the shop’s profit. And no, my mom does not take that share of sales, because she doesn’t have that much profit. She has a great sales volume because she sells gas, which is expensive, but not that lucrative. So, that’s why I lost my scholarship.
  • My dad’s unemployment fund ended. Luckily it ended right after I finished college, else we would be in debt.
  • We haven’t paid rent for a few months now. Luckily, we pay rent to my grandparents who are nice and understanding. They’re always there to help us with anything, we’re just having a bad year.
  • I’ve been trying for 4 months now to find a job. I know I told you I’ve already find one, but, the company tricked me for 3 months. No job for me. Each leaves me heartbroken for not being able to help my mom and dad with the bills.

Apart from all this good stuff happened too:

  • Portugal won the euro cup
  • I quit smoking
  • I finished college
  • My brother got married
  • I spent a week of vacations in Gerês with my awesome boyfriend

I’m a woman with faith, and I know good days will come, I hope 2017 make it all these curses go away. I never give up on my dreams, I’ll never let my family down, and I’m lucky for having a boyfriend that helps go through all this with a smile.

My New Year’s Resolutions are:

  1. find a job
  2. pay my parent’s debt to my grandparents
  3. read more than 34 books
  4. build my own app
  5. see my blog growing
  6. sell my tshirts
  7. play guitar
  8. go to the gym every week
  9. learn German
  10. get my kitchen remodeled

Thank you all for coming to my blog, I hope you all have a great year.

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