How a Job Scam Helped Me Sort Out My Sh*t

The Traumatized Budget
Aug 5 · 8 min read
Photo: Tired puppet, by Kaboompics.

If you ever get this desperate, I want you to remember what I say now: You’re really not okay, and that’s okay.

I discussed each step of this with my husband. We were skeptical, but I kept going. I saw every sign that I was being scammed; I just wanted to be out of debt more than I wanted to acknowledge the truth.

No magical opportunity had landed in my lap. There was no way out, but there would be a way through.

The work of forgiveness is messy. It involves, first, understanding.

So much of this burden of debt that I carry is love, made manifest in ciphers and cents.

The Traumatized Budget

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I’m a 50-something bohemian with a mountain of debt and regrets. Can I dig out before it’s all over? I brake for poets.

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