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January 2014

TGIF: Work, Work, Work, Sleep, Work

January 31, 2014

port moody sunrise

Holy moly… if I thought I was tired last week, I should’ve looked into a crystal ball and prepared myself for a repeat! As I’m typing this, it’s just after midnight and I’m finishing up a 17-hour workday. Seriously. Sure, I took a few breaks to grab food, go for walk, stretch, etc. but I spent the majority of the last 17 hours in front of my laptop, and my eyes are finally telling me they’re done.

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Preparing for Other Emergencies

January 29, 2014

red cross hospital

First off, thank you to everyone for your comments and suggestions re: Monday’s post! I’ve made my decision for February’s savings goals, at least, which you’ll see next week in my monthly budget post. As for March and April… well, we’ll see when the time comes.

I think one of the reasons I’ve been so stressed about the idea of not reaching my savings goals so early on in the year is because my brain has been focused on one thing lately: preparing for emergencies. Just a few days ago, I was telling a friend how I had bought jumper cables to put in the trunk of my car, along with a blanket, flashlight, water, etc. His reply made me laugh: Do you know something we don’t!? No, I don’t!

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I Have No Idea How to Budget Right Now

January 27, 2014

Canadian coins

Ok, so you know one of the reasons why I was a little lost for words here last week… I was busy writing elsewhere! But there’s one other reason I’ve been suffering from writer’s block: simply put, I have no idea what my budgets will look like for the next few months, and it’s seriously stressing me out.

I don’t know if I’ve actually mentioned it here yet, but I’m a bridesmaid in a wedding in Victoria at the end of April. The bride is a girl I’ve been friends with since sixth grade (we met in 1997, to be exact), and I’m so excited to stand up for her. But there are still so many unknowns about these nuptials, which means my next three months’ worth of budgets will include some guestimates at best. I’m also planning a few other things (and assuming more will come up) that won’t be cheap. Take a look at why I’m having a hard time writing budgets for the next three months:

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