Happy Monday Folks. Sorry for the frazzled posts last week, I am hoping to kick off the week with a dozey of a post.
I am an impatient person. Always have been, probably always will be. Other than being stubborn and possibly the worst speller ever, this is one of my self proclaimed worst traits.
And right now I am stuck. Not only am I stuck at my job, but a bit so in life.
In a few months, Mr. Spice will be back at school getting his MBA, and this will pretty much consume our lives for the next 1.5 years. Which is super duper great and I support him 110%, but we already knew that. In the mean time, my impatient self has started to be super green with envy. I get super jealous of those buying a house or even worse, having a baby. Basically, I get jealous of those moving to the next stage in life.
Yep, add jealousy to my list of bad traits.
That said, I am not ready for the next stage. In the middle of Mr. Spice losing his job, and with a push from a few friends, I realized that I am a bit of a financial disaster.
It started in Grad school, a little debt here, a new dress there, and it continued for almost five years. I was a bit like Rebecca Bloomwood in the Shopaholic, but without any designer stuff.
So a few months ago, I created a financial plan, I figured out exactly how much I needed to pay off each month to be financially free in a year, and how much that left me each month to live off of. After I subtracted my fixed expenses, there is not much left.
So far I am on month 3 of my plan- month 1 a success. But I FAILED big time in May with birthdays, holidays, a brief trip to LA, and an anniversary- it was an impossible dream to actually stay on budget. But budget breaking or not- at least I feel aware. Aware of what I need to do for the next year.
I know that in a year, I will be exactly where I want to be. And be able to do exactly what I want to do.
Until then, I am sitting, waiting, wishing.
Being as impatient as I am, I need some guidance. How or what do I do to keep myself busy. This blog helps a bit, but I need suggestions.
So tell me Lovely Readers, how do you successfully pass the time without spending money??