The title of this blog post could not be more true. I make spreadsheets for EVERYTHING. My favorite? Budgeting.
I have always enjoyed saving money and watching it grow; I have just gotten a new kick to refresh my skills and I have decided to try some new tools that I have heard good things about. I’m trying out Zeta, so I can budget together with my partner from ONE app. I am getting back into Acorns and rounding up my card transactions. I am also being more careful with my spending habits.
I took a leap last year and switched from a regular savings account to a money market account. Now, I am adding to the mix: a high yield savings account. I keep hearing good things about it and I thought maybe I should just have one or the other, but I don’t see any negatives to me having multiple savings opportunities, so I now have both. Sallie Mae and Chime.
Anyway, to the point: If you want to give the high yield savings account a whirl, do myself and yourself a solid and use this link so we can both get free money ($100 if you hook it up to direct deposit). Please. I am normally the person clicking on these links, but today I am the human to offer one. Mwahaha.
On another note, I am getting another foster dog tomorrow. Her name is Puma and she is a 124 pound black lab… poor baby. We will be going on lots of walks to try to get her weight down. She also has severe allergies, so I hope those don’t interfere with her settling in with us.
Lastly, I am still learning ASL, but I have had to take breaks the past few weeks because of work, not feeling well, and the oh so annoying time difference between the US and Korea.
That’s all, folks. Happy November!
As someone who is newly seeing someone, I am struggling to balance my obsession with wanting to be around this human 24/7 and still taking time for the things I was doing before I met them.
I can’t help it, my oxytocin is going crazy and I want nothing more than to spend all of my time getting to know this new woman. I also know that I need to spend time with myself and make time to do normal things like grocery shopping and laundry. Yesterday was me trying to do that. I had time to spend with her, but I chose to watch The Notebook, bake brownies, and “re-start” a puzzle. I went to bed, slept really well, and here I am at work the next day.
I have a schedule for each week. I am a planner and I own many a calendar to record my events for each month. Weekly, I work Monday through Friday, roughly 7am to 1pm, give or take. Thursdays I spend with my grandma, 3pm to 7pm. Friday and Saturday I am normally in my mom’s town after work. Occasionally I would stay through Sunday, but I think that was too much. So, currently, my available days to see this new human are Monday-Wednesday after work and Saturday and Sunday (given I am back in Atlanta at a decent time [on Saturday]).
So, where is the time I schedule for myself? I don’t know. That is the answer. I guess it might fall on Thursday nights and maybe one afternoon M-W? I’m not sure yet. I also don’t know if I can keep to a schedule concerning that need. Also, isn’t allowing myself to see and get to know this new person partially self-care? I’m not drained by being around her. Now, that’s how you know they’re a potential keeper.
Long story short, I’m figuring this out. If I figure out a system, great. If not, great. I’ve been winging it all these years anyway, so why stop now?