Tuesday, November 2, 2010

$600 Mistake

Oops, not a good thing to do when I'm unemployed.  For some reason, I had it in my little brain that I had work health insurance for 30 days after I left.  Not so much!  Just found out that my insurance stopped on October 31st.   So I spent yesterday figuring out if the lab work I need for agency nursing will cost more than COBRA health insurance.  The answer is, about the same.  What a different world it is without health insurance.  COBRA health insurance is not the most financially fiscal way to go, if I had thought to double check, I would have planned ahead and saved a few hundred bucks.  At least I'm not spending money on cigarettes. 

On stress.  What is it with me???  I know I have enough money to get by for now.  I know I will be able to earn more money soon.  I know everything will be fine.  Why does my brain insist on being stressed out??  I just don't get it.  I want to be able to enjoy this adventure.  Not sure what to do.  For now, I'm going to go fix my mistake and keep putting one foot in front of the other.  Hope all is well.  Take care and be gentle with each other.   

4 comments:

Ali said...

So know what it is like to not have insurance. It has been over a year since we have had insurance. Our biggest expense is my meds. I even now get one from Canada because it is so much cheaper there.

Remember to put one foot in front of the other and know that He is in control.

Hope you are not too stressed today.

Susan said...

Be gentle to yourself too. You will soon have an income flow in your direction.

LG61820 said...

My friend has told me that I'm not happy unless I'm miserable. I thought he was wrong, but lately I'm starting to wonder.

Don't fall into that trap. Don't punish yourself for a simple mistake that anyone could have made. Just remember, a cigarette won't fix it! LG

Merikay said...

Hopefully you will not need medical attention before you get new coverage!

Breathe deep. Walk the dogs. Dream of the future!