On September 15 2016, I received the worst birthday present. My husband read an article about Mode.com on the Wall Street Journal declaring bankruptcy and vanishing in thin air along with it, my money. This means I have been working for free since April. Thankfully all my eggs were not all in one basket, but a pretty big majority of them were. Mode.com was Birdalamode’s “bread & butter”.
In April I signed some pretty amazing six month contracts that had me itching for September when all my work would be complete and I was getting paid. I had some pretty big plans to say the least.
But now all that I had worked for is gone, overnight I went from researching boots, backsplashes & backyard equipment, to researching what to do when a company owes you money and they file for bankruptcy.
I hate talking finances, so much that I have a girl who takes care of that end for me so I can work and be a mom living in ignorance or what I call “ever after”. And to make sure things get paid, & on time 🙂
I even have a name for my income, it’s called squirrel cash. I always like to have a set number at all times and anything extra I will help contribute to the family.
I just want to quickly say that I am so glad that I did not spend before I got paid. I was really tempted to push ahead with remodel projects & to pick up some luxury items in New York, but my husband told me to wait until payday. I had technically already earned it by then, but maybe he got an impression, or maybe wanted to see if I could wait. Either way it was totally out if character for him to tell me to pause, but I am so glad I did. See post here : http://birdalamode.com/i-have-been-changed/
After I got through the shock, the anger, the depressed phase, although it will always bug me. I realized at the end of the day it’s just money, and after being in the hospital with my baby I realized I still have the most important things, we have one another.
I asked myself if I would still of blogged April-September even if I wasn’t getting paid? Yes. So That’s why going back to my last article (http://birdalamode.com/enjoying-the-simple/) when on my birthday after feeling “crummy” I had a new perspective & decided to focus instead of what I didn’t have & focused on what I do have.
And now I move onward, upward & forward
I have something so-o exciting coming up, I can hardly wait to tell you. Stay tuned xoxo
*Sorry for double post Birdalamode.com is under new management and everything posted last week got reposted* Sorry in advance for any trouble