Hey everyone! I hope all of you had a great weekend. Today’s post will be all about my goals from last month and my new goals for this month. Make sure to come back tomorrow for my monthly income update.
November was another great month. It was my first full month of self-employment. As I have been saying a lot recently, it still doesn’t feel real!
November was busy, but I have a lot more free time than I used to. I’m still looking to add more clients and added a few in November (those will be talked about in tomorrow’s income post).
Working a normal 40 hour week (possibly less if TVs did not exist) all in the comfort of my home has been a blessing.
I hope everyone had an awesome Thanksgiving as well. There are many things that I am thankful for, and every day the list keeps growing! We had Thanksgiving over at W’s grandma’s, like we do every year. It’s always a great time and all of the yummy food is another positive.
We finally decided where we will be traveling to in January and February for our long trip. We have decided on China (just three days for our layover, as you need a visa if you stay longer), Thailand, Indonesia and a few days in South Korea before we fly back. So, most of our time will be spent in Thailand and Indonesia (about 20-25 days each).
If you have any tips for airlines, accommodations or traveling in general in those areas. Please let me know! Or, if you know of any websites that I need to check out, please leave a comment about that as well. I like to research like CRAZY before a trip because I am a weirdo like that.
December will be another great month. We are going to St. Thomas and I will be doing some work there with a past client (hopefully!) and will get to relax as well.
I know that this is a personal finance blog and that I talk about money A LOT, but life is not all about money.
Yes, being able to pay your bills and save for retirement are both important. However, money can’t completely control your life.
Life is about what makes you happy.
Life is about all those little things in your life that you may forget about. Life is about all of those awesome moments that you think about later on and smile for.
Here’s what I’m thankful for:
I don’t have a large family, but I am thankful for the family that I have in my life. I’m thankful for all of the awesome moments that I had with my dad, and little things still remind me of him every single day. My dad was a great man.
I’m thankful that I have W. He is awesome and I’m of course happy with the over 7 years that we’ve been together.
I’m thankful for my sister. We weren’t always the closest, but it has been awesome with her living with us, and me pretty much raising her. We constantly joke that she is our daughter, and that’s how it truly feels. I know that she reads my blog, so, hey Lexy!
I’m also thankful for my dogs (I’m a crazy dog momma!), the rest of my family, as well as W’s whole family (I definitely consider them my own family). Reconnecting with my dad’s side of the family back in October was great as well. I’m so glad that I jumped at the opportunity, even though I was so nervous!
I’m thankful for my wonderful friends for many reasons. They have always been there for me and I’m glad that we are still able to have fun nights, like we will be having tonight!
I couldn’t say this enough, but I am so thankful for my business. I never could have imagined that I would be where I am today. Every single day I wake up and wonder if this is all real. Self-employment has been great! I’m very excited to see what will happen within the next year.
We have been slacking with finalizing any plans for our long trip, but I am thankful that we can even do this. Being able to work while taking a trip of a lifetime? I couldn’t ask for anything better!
Also, we received our passports the other day. It only took one WEEK to get them. Isn’t that crazy fast?
Everyone in the blogging community is amazing and I have made so many friends, and I’m so thankful that back in August of 2011 I started this blog. My life has changed for the better, and I think a lot of it has to do with making blogging a hobby (and then into part of my business).
I hope all of you have a great Thanksgiving!
Hey everyone! I hope everyone is having a great week. On Monday, I published my October Business Income Update.
October was a great month in all aspects.
I left my day job, reconnected with family members (some I haven’t seen in over a decade!), and found plenty of time to relax.
Everything is going very well and I have nothing to complain about. Yes, I know that this sounds like I am bragging, but life is just going very well right now
For November, I don’t know if anything big will happen, as October was the month of major life changes. November is my first full month of self-employment though, and that is pretty exciting in itself.
We are in Gulf Shores right now, but we are leaving today. We took a last second “spontaneous” trip with our dogs.
We got an awesome deal since we booked at the very last second. We managed to score a whole beach house for $650 for 5 days (including taxes, fees, cleaning, etc.), and that includes the fees for us having dogs as well. All I did was ask for a discount and I managed to get a really good one!
Also, I recently read an article at Afford Anything that really resonated with me. Essential 4-Step Guide to Escaping the Ordinary is a great post if you are looking to reach your goals. Read it now! No matter what your goals or dreams are, reading this is a great step towards being successful with what you want to do. What are your goals? What are you doing to reach them?