Friday, August 31, 2012

Events from this past week

These days and nights I seem to be a bit hyped up, but I am not sure why. It is not a bad thing, just an unusual thing for me these days. Well, a bit bad when I'm laying in bed and all these random budget related/moving related flood to my head and keep me up for hours. But here's what's been keeping my mind busy:

-Late last week I was kept awake considering the costs of moving that I hadn't considered before, like actually driving there, tolls (they amount to about $120!), possibly renting a U-haul if I do have that much stuff before I move, though doubtful, initial rental deposit, security deposit... anyway, my mind was going through the whole scenario of that last day in this state. It was interesting.
-I've also been considering getting another part time job, something like Tue/Thu nights. It wouldn't be anything fancy, most likely in the restaurant/service industry.
-One of my best friends asked me to be the godparent of their child. More on that later!
-Today is Friday! Can I hear a TGIF?!
-Fridays mean I get paid and zero out my account, bill-free for another 2 weeks. I have no idea why that gets me excited. I get anxious right before getting paid and then excited once it happens. It's like Christmas every 2 weeks.
-This is the first paycheck (since possibly February) that I have my personal budget all for myself and don't have to inadvertently pay something of/for my parents. So I was finally able to buy a book I've had my eyes on (only $5 for it), but that makes me happy. It's not a financial book, more like a career-type book called "The Manager's Book of Decencies". I was reading it so fast I had to put it down to make it last!
-I don't want to jinx myself, but I've been losing some weight by avoiding carbs. I'm so glad something is finally going right! Last I checked, I was a full 10lbs off in the scale.
-It's about 60-90 days before I can get rid of "my" first debt and pay off the car. I am really looking forward to that.

I'll leave it at that for now. Hope you all have a great holiday weekend coming up! Stay safe!


  1. I'm super happy that it's Friday! And even more happy that it's a 3 day weekend. Congrats on losing 10 pounds!

  2. Congratulations on the 10 pounds.

  3. Congrats on the weight loss and the upcoming debt pay off.
    And do I have to say congrats on keeping your personal $ for yourself?lol

    1. You could. I know I did! It feels like some sort of achievement...

  4. Sounds like things are going well! :) Congrats on the 10lbs!!!

  5. Looks like things are going great for you!

  6. Sounds like you are on a great track right now. Yay you!

  7. You have been climbing out of this pit for a long time. I can see why you are excited. I am very proud of you.

  8. wow!!!! lots of exciting stuff in this post!!!! that's awesome

  9. Are you willing to divulge which state you're moving from and which state you're moving to?? I hope you are moving somewhere with good public transit LOL

    Well done on the weight loss and the PF progress too :)

  10. Great job on the weight loss!!