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.
I guess I should add that, no, my employer did not make me work for 17 hours! Last week, I agreed to do some contract work for my last employer (the B.C. Ministry of Education), so these long days are totally self-inflicted. However, the project I’m helping them with is for the B.C. Real Estate Association, which is pretty interesting. And, of course, the extra income is why I agreed to do the work. (I have a lot to pay for these next few months, remember?)
Anyway, it looks as though I’ll be working through most of my weekend too. But I shouldn’t complain, since I did spend most of last weekend curled up on the couch watching Sherlock. (Whose seen it!?) And, if nothing else, I do get to look up and see these views every day.
The low of my week was nothing. No complaints.
The high of my week was having dinner with Daisy on Tuesday night. We went to this authentic (and oh, so cheap) Mexican restaurant in New Westminster, and spent a solid three hours talking and laughing about everything and nothing.
A blog post I loved was The Difference Between Being Good With Money and Bad With Money by David Cain. My favourite paragraph was this: “Essentially, the realization I had is that money is permanent. You have it until you trade it for something, and then that trade is permanent — you are thereafter permanently without that money. It’s gone and belongs to someone else now. Therefore it’s important to consider the permanence of whatever benefit you traded it for.” Go read the rest now!
The best money I spent was the $600 I put into my Emergency Fund. Woo hoo!
My plans this weekend include doing some contract work, and piecing together my presentation for PechaKucha New West. Which reminds me: What are my friends in Greater Vancouver doing the evening of Friday, February 21st? Coming to the River Market to see me + 9 other speakers present? It’s a great community event for New West and is always a fun night. Tickets go on sale next Saturday, February 8th at 9am and, at just $7.50, they always sell out. I’d love to see some friendly faces there!
How was your week? What are you up to this weekend?