Baby steps add up

When you find yourself making progress and the baby steps you have taken to get to where you are going, you realize baby steps add up quick. The very beginning of the most recent change you are in is always the hardest to work through/figure out. As you know my anxiety and depression took over there for a few weeks and I felt like I couldn’t do a thing. But, baby steps have brought me into a stable over-all situation.

On Monday I was at the rock bottom and I couldn’t see a way up. I decided to do Uber eats early then planned on going into every store that had a “hiring now” sign in the front. I couldn’t do more Uber’s than one, I was exhausted my car was exhausted. So, I stopped by a local coffee stand got myself some coffee and drove up the road. At the end of the road there was a 7/11 and I needed gas so I stopped, pumped my gas then noticed a “hiring now” sign. I grabbed what little courage I had and walked in to ask about the job. Ten minutes later I was hired! Not only was I hired I got offered the best hours and started the same day. Hours are 7:30am – 3:30 pm Monday – Friday and starting pay is $9 an hour!

I can’t believe it. The first job I walked into hired me on the spot and I started that same day. This is a huge victory as I have energy and hope again. The baby steps added up and I am going to be stable STABLE by June 15th. I still have to do as many Uber’s as I can in order to even come close to my monthly goal. It’s going to be tight so I’m going to add my “Go fund me” at the end again. Anything helps and even though I’ll be stable I still have my “starting over funds” I am in need of.

Life is a roller coaster with its many ups and downs, right now I feel like I’m able to go up and enjoy the ride to the top. I’ve been down for so long so this is refreshing. Being able to breath fresh air feels so good!

Starting over fund

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My name is Sasha Adele Braden, a transgender woman, who is queer and living in freedom. I knew I was transgender at the age of five because my development just seemed off so I had an inclination something was very wrong. I was locked away because of shame and I decided that I was going to take my truth to the grave and never open up to anyone because I was full of fear. That all changed February 14, 2018, when it all came out. I’m free. I’m alive. I’m learning that life isn’t just eating, sleeping, having sex, and going to the bathroom but it is so much more! Learning that has been a blast! I am also co-managing a grassroots organization called, “REFLECT” and it is all about trans and nonbinary expression through community while being able to completely lean on allies. I am super stoked to be doing this and being a safe place for the queer community of Austin, TX. Look up my Facebook page “REFLECT” for more details. With all of that said, welcome to my life. I welcome all types of people and welcome all types of dialogue. So, drop a comment or two on a post every once In a while​ this blog is mainly just a way to let go of trauma from my past. Expressing it has helped me overcome things I thought I was never going to be able to overcome and I’m living in freedom for the first time in my life.

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