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nourish my spirit (read all 2 entries…)
Gym

Going to the gym means taking time to care for myself.
Today it was the first thing I did after breakfast.
Workout clothes on right after getting out of bed.



50% rent/groceries, 30% fun, 20% savings (read all 5 entries…)
have a good time

did some fun shopping today



finish the lampshade (read all 2 entries…)
fresh colours

got some new wool for this project



Eat breakfast like a King, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper
yes, this feels good

I can recommend this to everyone!



put some thought into weekends so they don't just pass me by (read all 5 entries…)
bought good breakfast stuff.

Lots of work hours this weekend. Feeling a bit tired, so I’m trying to take it easy. Like a marathon :) To make sure I can make it till the end.
This week I went to a presentation by a woman who had a burnout a few years ago. She biked to her work on a bio farm 12 kilometres to, and 12 km back from work. And worked all day at that farm. I thought: “Hello-oo, didnt anybody tell you that is impossible for your body to do?”
So now I’m thinking, what’s the 12 km bikeride/farmers workweek in my own life? Working in the weekend, working 7 days a week is one of those things I need to change, I can’t seem to make the decisions to do so. Where to make cuts? How to say no?



50% rent/groceries, 30% fun, 20% savings (read all 5 entries…)
all sorted out

today I received my tax refund, put it into the different categories



nourish my spirit (read all 2 entries…)
I have some free hours today

to clear my mind and prepare for
working this afternoon & for the full schedule tomorrow.



finish the lampshade (read all 2 entries…)
almost there

worked on it today



put some thought into weekends so they don't just pass me by (read all 5 entries…)
My plan

•One or two outings with friends or spouse
Er…
•Some down time for myself at home
I need a lot of quiet time at the moment because my work schedule is crazy. I’ll clean the house on monday so I can relax on saturday and sunday morning.
•Some sense of accomplishment
On friday afternoon, after work, I did weekend groceries (good stuff, yum yum) and I opened up a savings account
•Some exercise
Er…
•Some good food
I just bought: artichokes, pumpkin, bagels, cream cheese and fruit for smoothies



overcome financial difficulties (read all 4 entries…)
Reasons to be happy

-a tax refund (wow! hiring an accountant sure pays off! I could never have gotten this refund without him)
-I opened a new savings account, so I can save for my new house & save for emergencies etc seperately



overcome financial difficulties (read all 4 entries…)
Thank you coordinator

I wrote an email to ask for some money that hadn’t been paid out correctly to me.
Today I checked my bank account to find that it’s been paid now. That makes me very happy.



finish the yellow bag
Oh but...

Now I’m working on this beautiful lampshade…



50% rent/groceries, 30% fun, 20% savings (read all 5 entries…)
Do a little dance

This is going well, feel like I’m in control of my finances



open (read all 2 entries…)
Tears

I cried at my volunteerjob. When I was in a conversation with one of the clients, he was escorted out of the building by a security guard because he is no longer aloud to take part in the project.
It shocked me so much I cried a little when my superior came to talk to me about it. I felt unprofessional and weak but at the same time: I let out what I was feeling, I opened up.



Don't go along with things I don't want
Er...no

I am getting slightly, ever so slightly better at this through the years.
but I’m still not where I want to be when it comes to sayong no & being real and true about that



show my true passions in my house (read all 2 entries…)
Oh and I need...

a record player!



show my true passions in my house (read all 2 entries…)
passion

What are those?
-using rooms in a different way. Like having a coach in the kitchen, sleeping in the living room, having a living room upstairs, a fridge in the living room, a bike in the kitchen, something like that (okay, I understand how that might sound 90’s loft like and bachelor like, but it’s going to be arty and Bente like!)
-books: time and a place to read
-vintage: buy thrift stuff at the store where I volunteer. For so long I have been thinking: now that I work at this store, I can pick out the best stuff that comes in. But untill now I never had any money for it. With the budget that I am saving for I can finally buy stuff for the house!



name things that can help me hang in there when summer workpressure begins (read all 4 entries…)
OK, trying to tiptoe around it but...

I have to cut down on volunteering a little because now when I look at my upcoming schedule there are 7 days a week filled with work & volunteerwork



name things that can help me hang in there when summer workpressure begins (read all 4 entries…)
do fun things

that I can remember & look forward to when I’m at work



know how much money I need to live on my own (read all 4 entries…)
I'm trying to work all the paid hours I can get

towards this goal of living on my own



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