In 2010 I made a big trip to India which pretty much wiped out my budget to travel anywhere else for the rest of the year (gutting) but it was so worth it. I got pretty sick towards the end of the trip but it didn’t ruin my trip at all… I carried on as normal and had the most amazing time.
I also managed to visit Paris.
For 2011 I have high hopes – looking into Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam with a trip to visit my friends in USA. fingers crossed!
sunshinesmileysteph's Life List
1. Worry less.
2. heal old wounds
3. see more live music
4. go to bed earlier
5. scuba dive more
6. not settle for second best
7. clean out the clutter
8. send a postcard to postsecret
9. move to NYC
10. spend more time outdoors
11. be happy on my own
12. pay off my credit card
13. live in Quebec
14. travel the world
15. Make the most of my 20's
How I did it: I decided to do something new every so often, even if it was totally random. Sometimes it was as simple as walking into town instead of driving or walking a different route to the shops. Then I decided to get into baking and cooking different things which I really enjoy. I'd open a cookery book and pick a new recipe each week.Then there were things like trips. I picked places I hadn't been before. Some of them local, or in the same countr… Read how I did it…
I finally took the plunge – I fly and visit various countries I know on my own all the time so this one was totally out of my comfort zone. So I booked my trip and went around Central America! I ended up meeting a really cool group of people and some of them are still my friends now!
I would totally recommend it!
If going on your own completely is too scary then book with a tour company and become part of a group.
It was honestly the best thing I have ever done!
I’ve finally gotten my budget sorted. I calculate my money every month – yes it stresses me out! So I’ve sorted my budget. I know all my outgoings and when they come out each month. All my bills except gas/electric are direct debits and I top up the others with an account key.
Everything else I have started paying cash for. It works. I am finally aware of how much I’m spending and also now where I’m spending it. I used to just fritter money away with the swipe of a card because it was so easy to do. I took some cash out one day and spent it without even thinking and then thought I’d lost some until I worked it all out. I’m now strictly sticking to my budget and saving for things I really want – a trip around the world and a house!