We have a narcissist in the White House that doesn’t care if people on SNAP starve in February

Hey, everybody! I have wonderful news! I am feeling much better and I hope I will continue to feel better! It’s been hard for me for a while now, but I’m hoping this burst of energy I am feeling currently will last indefinitely! πŸ˜€

But anyway. Yeah, this blog post’s title. I will probably lose readers from the title for being the way it is, but I have grave news if I have any readers on SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) having to do with said title.

I am from the United States and I am sure everyone here is aware that the government is currently shutdown and has been since Christmas. It is affecting mostly everyone who works for the government. People who check bags at our airports, people who take care of our National Parks, Secret Service members that protect our country’s leaders and politicians, and whatever other federal workers do to keep our country going are ALL being affected by this government shutdown. And worst of all is that they are not getting paid even if they are forced to work to keep our country going.

Now onto the SNAP issue. It seems it has been reported today by the Huffington Post that SNAP will not have enough money to fund its recipients who use this program in February if the shutdown continues. According to the article, more than 38 million people in the United States receive food stamps to feed their families each month or to just feed themselves if they are single. Now imagine if these 38+ million people will not be able to feed themselves in February. What will they do and how will they survive? This is FREAKIN’ SERIOUS. I do believe many people on SSI are on SNAP as well, so how will they feed themselves when the funding for SNAP dries up in February? One can only do so much with $900 and below coming in from a monthly SSI benefit payment and that is after paying the bills.

Imagine having to live with $350 a month or lower from a under $1000-ish SSI amount or maybe even $750-ish SSI amount each month after the rent/bills have been paid whatever that may be dealing with each of our unique different living situations. That is the reality of all of us living on SSI. Now imagine to use that money to buy your food for the month along with other things that go toward your disability and other misc. stuff as well for helping you live a little easier. Because of this, there’s not a lot of meat left on the bone when the end of the month rolls around. Now imagine that reality without SNAP. Things seem to become a little grave.

The good news for Social Security recipients such as myself is that we are not going to affected.Β Β This is good news. But it still doesn’t change the fact that this shutdown over something as STUPID and quite possibly over some freakin’ wall (that is most likely never going to be built) because our current president is RACIST against the people who live south of our border. And didn’t our narcississt-in-chief say that Mexico was going to pay for it in the first place and not American tax payers? I believe we have audio clip(s) of him saying so (go to 1:00 minute on the video in this link). But yes, we have a president who is named Donald J. Trump who suffers from Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Dealing with narcissists such as Donald Trump is impossible because they lack the ability to have empathy for anyone but themselves and being the unfeeling creatures, or swamp creature, such as Donald Trump and people like his ilk are, they do not care about the feelings of others around them and they are never sorry for any cruel acts that they do. They are beyond redemption and “saving” for they are people who do not wish for redemption and cannot or simply do not wish to ever be saved. If they wish for redemption or to even be “saved”, they must save their lives themselves. No sane or “normal” person will be able to help them with that task. That is the sad and honest truth for those that suffer from Narcissistic Personality Disorder.

So if our president does not care about the undocumented immigrants he puts in cages just trying to come to United States for a better life or even his numerous administration’s staff members that have left his administration because of the toxicity of working in a narcissistic workplace, do you think our president will even care about the millions upon millions of people starving starting in February because they cannot feed themselves or their families because they will not be recieving any more SNAP benefits? I highly doubt it. For swamp creatures/narcissists like Donald J. Trump only care about one thing and that is themselves.

But to everyone on SNAP that may not be able to feed themselves or their families in February: I am so very sorry. I am sorry we have an uncaring president that does not care about you or your families. Just know and remember that there are so many people that care about you including me that want you to live happy lives and to always be able to provide for yourselves and your families. Know that you are loved and are never forgotten. We think about you all of the time and we wish all of the best for you all throughout your lives. ❀ 

Now to conclude, this alarming headline abour millions of people losing their SNAP benefits in February just came out today and there has yet to be a response from Trump or anyone in his administration as of yet. I probably will not keep to close of an eye on this beyond this blog post because my blog is a Frugal/Personal Finance blog after all and not a political blog, but I just had to say something about this. These kinds of things just tick me off to no end and seeing as how I am in the low LOW income bracket and live that life every day, I believe if I don’t speak about this injustice against people knowing and living the life I live each day, then no one else will. That is just how I feel. 😦

Until this the madness of this government shutdown is finally over, I wish everyone in my country all of the best and to please be kind to yourselves during these difficult times. Know that you are loved and are never forgotten.

Have a beautiful day everyone and take very good care. ❀

I was the fish climbing that tree thinking it was stupid

Hey, everybody! Today, I am going to talk about something is near and dear to my heart. It’s been weighing on me for a while and after doing some thinking about it, I have come to terms with myself. Plus, I can’t seem to find many articles to read about this subject on the internet, so I thought I would make my own. πŸ™‚

And my conclusion is:

All of my life, I was the fish climbing a tree thinking it was stupid.

Remember that old famous quote: “Everybody is aΒ genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life thinking that it is stupid.”?

Well, after thinking about my past up to this point, I believeΒ I was that fish.

Let me tell you a tale about myself. All throughout my years of grade school, or Kid Jail, I like to refer to the United States School System as or mostly any school system in *insert country here* in general, I eventually realized when I was younger that I was different and was not like the rest of my classmates. I wasn’t better than anyone else and I have made plenty of regrettable mistakes in my days in Kid Jail and even when not in Kid Jail though, but you can say I survived and at least tried to blend in like the average joe mistakes and all. πŸ˜₯

As for the good things, school taught me the basics such as how to do simple math and write my name in cursive. The more complex things school taught me wad to read and write, which I am ever so thankful for. ❀ Kid Jail even taught me how to use a stove so I could be comfortable around it and in a kitchen when I was older. I even got to do art in class and outside of it during my days in Kid Jail. Looking back, Kid Me was average at art, but was always improving, but Adult Me is always improving as well; getting better and better every time I draw. πŸ™‚ I even had a few wonderful teachers that I will never forget that made Kid Jail a little better to be in throughout the first 18 years of my life.

But besides all of the good things I remember fondly, I was “released” from Kid Jail as a C student. And do you know why that is? Well looking back, after everything, mostly everything I was taught at Kid Jail I have completely forgotten.Β History facts? Gone. Science facts? Forget about it. Alegebra and Geometry? Who are they again? And even when I try to regain complex knowledge by reading books about nonfictional subjects today, it’s amazing how I don’t remember much after reading most of it. *shrug emoji* I’m guessing my brain is just not the “scholarly” type of brain of remembering really complex facts. 😦 But alas, reading is good for you, so I read anyway! πŸ˜€ But yeah, basically I don’t remember a freakin’ thing I was taught in high school or in the school system in general, just the good and bad memories associated with it.

But thankfully, I am out of Kid Jail now THANK GOD. And as I said before, I escaped Kid Jail with a C average. Thinking back, my mind was just not meant for scholarly pursuits and after going to community college time after time and eventually dropping out each time, I realized the school system was not for me. For you see, I love learning about things, but regurgitating facts that school and even college teaches students to do? Ehhhhh, not so much. This C Average Kid says SCREW YOU SCHOOL SYSTEM. 😑

But now I will get to the point of my post. Seeing as the school system gave me a C average and really crappy looking high school diploma for all of my efforts, the school was the tree and I was the fish trying to climb it. I didn’t fit into the school system’s definition of a “Genius”, thus school never taught me how awesome of a person I was all along. I had to stop climbing that tree that all of school stood for and reflect a bit thought wise and after doing so, I realize now that I am an AWESOME person. Screw what the school system thought about me because it has been wrong this whole time.

It took me a while to get to this place in my life where I figured out nothing was wrong with me, but only society who had issues with me. It was not me who failed society, it was society that had failed me. And I have generally accepted this as fact. So in conclusion, I am A TOTALLY FREAKIN’ AWESOME PERSON and society is wrong, dang it! 😑

And I have a list of reasons as to why I am awesome that I had to discover myself and all of them a SUPER AWESOME!

I am into Frugality and love personal finance!

YAAAASSS and that is one of the reasons why I have started this blog about frugality and personal finance! I may not be like most PF/FIRE bloggers out there, but I love the community we all belong to and how we can all relate to each other in many ways! πŸ˜€

I am a damn good cook!

Yup! I love the food I make and am happy to eat almost every day! My “diet food”, or now just my regular food, I really enjoy eating and could eat the same day every day without getting sick of it! I must admit this part of my personality is a blessing and I am so thankful for it each day, haha. ❀

I also like to make recipes I find from food blogs on the internet! Most of the recipes I make from these blogs turn out pretty good and I save the recipes from them for future making! Ahhhhh… I am getting hungry now just thinking about all of the recipes that I have saved! πŸ˜€

I am most EXCELLENT at thrifting!

And it is quite the passion of mine! πŸ˜€ Yes, I am a very good thrifter. You could even say I have a black belt in it, haha. πŸ˜‰ I absolutely love buying great stuff for almost nothing! ^ o^

And I don’t feel bad about those “poor wittle” department stores that charge retail prices for the same gently used things I buy at Goodwill and other thirft stores for a very cheap price. To me, buying mostly anything at full price at these department store corporations who have more than enough money already, who pay their workers an unlivable wage, and who always dodge paying their taxes, makes my skin crawl. Seeing how the corporate execs at Toys R Us and most recently Sears act only in their self interests concerning piles of cash they get from wherever just because of the store’s company they are running and letting their companies die because of said reason around this money, these companies can all pop off for all I care. I will pay retail prices if I have to on many things, but if there is a better option in the gently used item market or at one’s local thrift store, I will most definitely go there first for all of my shopping needs. πŸ™‚

But yes, thrifting is a great passion of mine and I absolutely love it! I would thrift more often if I could. πŸ™‚

I am a good artist!

And I have been for ALL of my life! My middle school art teacher didn’t give me paper awards for nothing! ;D Although, I was never one of those millennials that just received a trophy for nothing in my childhood, but Adult Me is glad that I didn’t. That would mean I would have to STORE THEM somewhere. > _> Thank goodness I never did get one, haha. πŸ™‚

As Ralph said from the movie, ‘Wreck-It Ralph’, “Turns out I don’t need a medal to tell me I’m a good guy. Cause’ if that kid likes me… How bad can I be?”

Or in my case, I don’t need a medal or trophy to tell the world I am a good person because if people appreciate the me I bring to the world, how bad of a person can I be? πŸ˜€ Believe it or not, before hearing this quote when I was younger and just out of school, it really affected how I saw my situation without having won a trophy in my lifetime and I am thankful to have seen such a great movie to go along with the quote. Changed my life really. πŸ™‚

However! My artwork is getting better all of the time and I look forward to improving it year after year as each day goes by πŸ˜€

I am a good writer!

This I have recently discovered in my early 20’s after writing many a story that have never completed, but I wish to complete something someday. Still working on my current story, dang it. > _< But someday, I wish to finish at least one story and self publish it for everyone who is interested in reading it. ❀ Whether I become a millionaire from it or not, haha. *insert laugh/cry emoji here*

I LOOOOVE minimalism and organizing!

Ever since turning 18 and discovering minimalism, despite many a bump along the way, I would never take this part of my life out. Minimalism truly gives me happiness and joy each and every day of my life and I can’t Β imagine myself ever going back to living like I used to with a bunch of clutter around. Teenage Me would not believe it if I told her that she would become a minimalist someday and think Adult Her was crazy. xD But she just doesn’t know how much an organized and tidied life would benefit her in the future and beyond!

I’m proud of Minimalist Me and wouldn’t change a thing about her in the world. πŸ™‚

Conclusion

So yes, I was a fish climbing a tree and was never told how I was such an awesome person I was in my younger years by the United State’s School System that only valued Grades,Β GPAs (Grade Point Averages), and memorizing useless facts one would forget years later. Turns out I am pretty awesome person and the school system and society just didn’t let me know it all of this time! I had to figure it out myself in the long run. Thanks a lot, school system and society. > _>

Looking back, life may not have turned out the way I wanted it to be when I was younger, but in general, I am pretty happy. πŸ™‚ I still wish most things in the world will change for the better someday though. ❀

But if your country’s school system and the society you lived in and/or currently live in failed to mention how awesome of a person you are, I’m going to do their jobs for them. YOU who are reading my blog are a fantastic person and are loved very much! Keep rocking! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€Β 

 

Were you ever a fish climbing up a tree?