Coffee Talk: Time, Budgets, and Vacation



Time just hasn't been on my side as much as it used to. I suppose it's just a consequence of getting older, but it still kind of sucks all the same. The older we get, the faster time goes, and there's not a whole lot we can do about it. Granted, my time goes even quicker because I've found myself way too busy in general. I've been thinking pretty heavily over the past few weeks about how I can make better use of my time, and how I can withdraw from some things that are just taking away from time I could be investing elsewhere. With all the things on my plate, I've been feeling the burn, admittedly, and I know I need to make some changes, but where do I start? I already pared down some things over the past several months, but I'm still swamped. I'll have to make some hefty decisions over the next month or so. Such is life.

I've been pretty productive this morning, even getting my budget folder prepped for July's bills. If you're new here you might be scratching your head wondering what I'm talking about. I dispense some common-sense financial advice at times, and a few years ago I shared my method for making a simple budget. It's not a standard budget, but rather a simple way to make sure bills are paid in full and on time each month. So, I got my July section ready to go for next month, and June's is nearly completed. There's something about getting bills paid that is so satisfying...even if it can also be very sad. Bye bye paycheck, I will miss you.

The best part about today though? I'm on vacation!!! You have no idea how ready I am for this vacation. I don't go back to work until Tuesday, July 3rd, and I am excited. With all the stuff going on in my life, I've been a bit stressed and feeling overwhelmed, so having 10 days off is going to be great. We'll be in town until Monday morning and then we're heading out to visit family and friends up North before heading South next weekend. Don't worry, I'll be sharing all of my vacation activities with you in fun posts like I usually do. Stay tuned for those!

Now, my dear readers, it's time for me to get a bit of writing done before signing off to enjoy a nice relaxing Saturday. Have a fantastic weekend!

-H.A.


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