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Enthusiasm waning

September 29th, 2014 at 07:46 am

Still haven't heard any new news about a new contract. Part-time job hours are sparse as I didn't want all my hours filled with dead end job work while I search for the next thing.

My little gigs are helping me pay off the student loans which is really nice to see that balance go down but rent is going up so that might be the end of chipping away at my balance in favor for making up the difference in price there.

Husband is bugging me about adding on more hours at the part-time job and really piling on the domestic chores since I am at home more now not working which is really difficult every time that I am in between jobs.

I need a new routine one that involves more gigs that I want to do that bring in cash plus exercise. Been eating out more and racking up expenses. Going to have to hide the credit cards and create a weekly allowance of cash in an envelope so I don't end up with credit card debt again. That's the last thing I need to have to do it a third time. Mostly this post is a rant but its nice to get the thoughts out "on paper" and out of my head.

Tomorows goals are to eat and drink coffee from home only, get one load of wash done and organize my side gig materials!

A month out

September 17th, 2014 at 07:44 pm

No updates yet about jobs. Had a few temp offers but all for areas that are not cost effective to commute to every day for the pay they are offering.

Just got back from a planned trip. The family wants to pay for my ticket out again but I'm not sure I can afford the price of even being there. I mean I can but I don't want to dip into savings to do it.

Just walking around and unpacking today patting myself on the back for having the sense to save up some money and to keep doing those small gigs to bring in money here and there plus the part time job. It's exciting to think that if I got a well paying contract tomorrow I could pay off my lowest student loan amount. If I pick up more of those I may have it paid off by the end of the year which would free up an extra $15 a month to roll into the next loan each month.

I'm so happy that I have options here and don't have to feel like my back is against the wall as it was all those other times.

Doing a little better and patting myself on the back for a small victory

September 3rd, 2014 at 05:44 pm

Well I am doing better. I cut down on side jobs a bit because it was too much. Hubby and I started a meal plan and I am toying with joining Gym Pact after we return from our planned vacation. I'm also considering doing things outside the house get a much needed change of scenery.

Things will be fine. The money bought me time and I'm still adjusting.

I was happy note that it's been almost a year since I paid off the credit cards and stopped paying interest on revolving balances. And if my side jobs keep going this way I'll be able pay off my smallest student loan sometime next year. And overall the principal balance has dropped below 17K which is nice.

I bought an ice cream machine and will probably get a pasta maker soon and I learned how make pizza at home which made me pretty happy. Smile All that should save us a ton in take out and I'm happy try all kinds of new neat desserts.