I didn’t actually write my name because it was a little too conspicuous and I was afraid of getting yelled at by the construction guys nearby, but I did manage to get a footprint in there without them noticing!
So maybe I didn’t technically accomplish this goal but my footprint does look pretty cool on the sidewalk downtown, so I don’t care :P
My savings are now such that I have enough money to move out of my parents’ house (woohoo!). I’m only 19 and I’m in college, so it’s not entirely weird that I’m still living at home…but I’ve been supporting myself otherwise for a few years now, so it’s definitely time. So, within the next month or two I’ll be getting a house with my boyfriend. The rent is cheap and we’ll be working weekends at an organic farm to get free produce, so groceries will be cheap too. It feels good to know that independence is finally within my reach.
I gave good ol’ Citibank a call and had them shut down my credit card until my balance is paid off. I’m paying them $200 a month and after July my interest rate will be going down significantly. My other credit card is stuck away in storage, although I’m keeping the account open in case of emergency.
I think it’s safe to say I’m back on my feet, but I won’t mark this goal done until I’ve proven to myself that I can maintain responsible spending habits over time.
I never realized how much clutter was stressing me out and making home a less happy place to live. Getting rid of all my unnecessary belongings was a great step towards finding peace and focus at home. It actually is easier to concentrate on my tasks now that I don’t have all that STUFF.
For me, getting rid of extra belongings was only half the issue, and the other half was finding storage space for all the things I do need. Since my living space isn’t huge, it was important to organize everything and find convenient little places to stash things.
For anyone procrastinating on this, just take a day and go through a room of your home and clean some things out. It’s easier (and more fun!) than you’d think, and you’ll feel great when it’s all done. Set aside a little time each week for decluttering and soon you’ll be living a simpler and less cluttered life.