Gunslinger, don't I know it. Seems like every time I'm able to save up some money, something drastic happens. I've been mostly living off of noodles and whatever cheap protein I can get for the last few months! What'll really help is not filing a 1099 this year since I'll likely be on a payroll by the end of the year. Paying taxes quarterly is killing me. :/ I tried school in California. It's not going to work out for me here and I can't get financial aid until next year since my parents claimed me as a dependent on their taxes last year. I AM somewhat interning for graphic design already though. It's a start.
LadyDreamer, what jobs do you do? Out of curiosity :)
SpeedRacer, do you have to do any lifting to work for shipping companies? That sounds kinda fun and it's some income at least but I'm not sure if my arthritis would inhibit me? I'm GREAT with customers and have lots of experience there :)
Joe, I'm actually filed with a few temp agencies in my area, but none of them have found openings for me yet. :/ Fingers crossed!
I've been thinking about babysitting/nannying. I was going to call my cousin in Burbank today and ask her for tips since she used to be a high-end nanny. There are certainly lots of kids in the area and I could continue to do it part time when I get (hopefully) hired in about two weeks!
Minimum wage jobs unfortunately don't even come close to a living wage in the bay area-my bf and I are moving out of state at the end of our lease for that very reason. I only wish I had the attention-span he does but I simply can't handle trying to "break" the same video game for 12 hours straight, 6 days a week for months at a time. >_<
Thanks for all of the support and suggestions, everyone! Definitely trying to stay positive no matter what!