Monday, July 4, 2016

seeking personal independence

Happy 4th of July, everyone! I hope you all have a fun and safe holiday! For my non-US residents reading this, happy Monday! ;-)

If you've been here long, you know I love challenging myself and this month is no different. Along with my yearlong goals, I decided to up the ante this month with a:

Well, not entirely NO buy. I'll still be buying necessities like food (it's cherry season!) and gas and Reilly is getting his teeth cleaned in a couple weeks (totally counts as necessity in my book) which won't be cheap, but outside of that and regular monthly bills, there shall be no spending! Not only will I be paying a significant amount to the vet (health is always more important than money!), but I'm still saving for a few home repairs (ugh, always) and my budget needs a tune up. We're now halfway through the year. (How did that happen?!) It's a good time to reexamine that budget and be sure I'm still on track to getting where I want to be. Where do I want to be? I want more freedom! Good time of year to take a closer look at this, being the month the US celebrates our independence! I'll be busier with work too so why not take full advantage of that extra income by socking away as much as possible? :-)

This means no thrift store browsing this month! I've been finding plenty of secondhand clothing to repurpose and have a stack to work with. Any crafting time I carve out certainly won't be lacking in supplies. I'm still planning a trip or two to my favorite thrift store, but only for dropping off donations. ;-) Time to clear out the few items that made it to the basement the past year. I have an urge to clean out cabinets and closets as well, to cull the extraneous and no longer loved. Funny how not bringing things in gives me an urge to move things out. lol I'm hoping to make some real progress this month! My first goal is earning enough at my second job to cover Reilly's upcoming vet visit. :-)

Totally worth it. :-)

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