There is a massive cleanup project going on at my apartment. My place was really messy. I finally decided to clean everything I see. That’s what I’m going to do for next few weeks. If I see it? I will clean it. After that, I shall keep my place clean forever.
I shreded a lot of papers. Then I found this 11+ years old GTE phone bill. Whatever happened to GTE? I think they are no more.
Anyway, This phone bill made me to stop and think about my life 12 years ago. Life was simple back in 1999, except for the Y2K fiasco. I used to rent a room. I made little money, but I didn’t have much worries. I used to drive a beat up white convertable. My hair was even longer then now, and I used to wear a cowboy hat on top of it.
1999 was the year I decided to go back to school for a BS degree. I was sick and tired of being poor. I enrolled myself into a super expensive private university and took out a loan. I wanted to make more money. I wanted to be rich. And, most of all, I wanted to own my own house to prove that I made it.
I still don’t own my own house. I have a one bedroom apartment now.
I still have fun. I manage to save some. I am still going for home ownership. We’re all having tough time in this economy. But I try to look at the bright side.