Thursday, April 30, 2009

Mind on my Money, Money on my Mind...

I just want to take a quick minute to applaud myself and my savings. This month I have been able to successfully save $600, decreased my grocery bill, and swiped my debit card much less than normal.

Unfortunately my $600 savings will not get me far. Here are my upcoming monthly expenses come June 1st:

Health Insurance
Groceries
Gas
Rent
+ Gym membership
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$800


I went grocery shopping only three times this month, for a combined total of $161.81 (note: I shop at Harris Teeter, which is notably more expensive than most). I will attempt to spend even less next month, but I refuse to give up my quality fresh fruit and produce.

Also, since it is summer and I am fortunate to drive the beer cart at work (i.e. tip $$), I am going to try to use cash to pay for everything I buy (excluding bills).

Who knows...maybe I will even begin to cut coupons. Highly unlikely, but desperate times call for desperate measures.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Riches to Rags

I cannot believe it is almost the end of April. Seriously? I just celebrated New Year's at the basement of Linda's...eventful night for all those involved ;-)

The semester is winding down and my days are getting more hectic. Only a couple more weeks to go until I (hopefully) never have to write another paper, study for another test, or sit inside another classroom on a beautiful day.

What will I do next? God only knows. But I can tell you I change my mind more often than I flip through songs on my Ipod.

Here are some potential ideas that are floating around in my brain:
1. Become a teacher, possibly English, although I'm extremely intimidated by high school girls.
2. Flight attendant...so I can travel the world. Oh, the places I'll go!
3. Business of some sort, possibly banker, because I love people, money, and things that challenge me. What better way to challenge myself than entering a field I know absolutely nothing about?
4. Bartender because I love people, money, and alcohol.
5. Move to Honduras because I have never felt happier than when I am with those incredible children.
6. Live on a farm and raise Border Collies in addition to starting a dog shelter for abandoned and abused pups.
7. Live like Christopher McCandless, freeing myself of all material things. I now step Into The Wild.

All of my current ideas will probably not be applicable tomorrow, because I will undoubtedly have a new idea/ plan for the future. Either way, it's becoming clear that I will not be the successful and wealthy career woman that I once envisioned myself being post-college.

Riches to Rags.

If you see me on a street corner, please spare a dollar...or two.