This is kind of just me rambling.
So this month has been horrible.
Two weeks ago I was rear-ended by a college kid with no insurance. Well, he had an insurance card with the expiration date of March, but he had failed to pay for it.
I called his insurance company, and they said they’d reimburse me for a rental car, and any damage to my vehicle. It wasn’t until three days later that they called to inform me that the insurance was not valid and they wouldn’t be covering anything.
So I filed a claim with my insurance company. I don’t have rental car coverage, so that’s out of my pocket. They were accommodating, though. I had a 2010 car with 98,000 miles on it that I got new. I was excited to see it roll over to 100,000 miles. But that opportunity got ripped away from me when the told me that they are considering it a total loss. The payout was a surprising $9,000 though. The Blue book value wasn’t even half of that.
I ended up buying a new car. A 2019 Honda Civic SI. I know the opinions on the aesthetics can be a bit polarizing, but I like it, and it’s fun to drive. I’ve been dying to get back to driving a manual.
Although I’m severely overpaid, the salary at my current job has stagnated about two years ago. And even worse, I feel like i’m not growing anymore. The more managerial tasks I take on, the less I get to be creative, or even get to be involved in the process.
I’ve been casually applying for jobs along the way. Even though I’m 32 I’ve only officially worked for 2 companies. Yesterday I got a notification that I’m getting hired as a Sr. software developer. There’s not much of a salary bump (like 10k more a year), but the benefits are amazing.
I’ll still be doing freelance design work on the side.