Hello! It has been a minute since I’ve been able to take the time to sit down and write out a blog post. I’m sorry! I missed you all very much. Today’s post is going to combine both February and March’s Financial Life posts since I wasn’t able to post at all last month due to work.
To be completely honest with you all, both February and March were messy messy messy months. I was riding off my success for January and felt like I could conquer the world but the world also had time to deal some setbacks my way.
I’ve been keeping up with most of my rules including the savings and rent withdrawal rules but my bill pay and ground zero rules have been seriously lacking. Its crazy how life always seems to throw hurdles your way when you least expect it and even more so when things have been going well for a little while. I’ve had to dip into my savings a few times and towards the beginning of March I had to pull from it completely due to some complicated issues with my bank and my delivery side job.
But you know what, its OK. It really is.
I’m still learning and growing. Things aren’t perfect. And if there’s anything these last few months have taught me, its that I have the power to make money and save. Rather than dwelling over the fact that my savings had to get wiped out, I’m focusing on the fact that I was even able to build one up in the first place! The money will come back, but the skills I’ve learned over these past few months with my own discipline and focus is way more important than a few hundred dollars lost.
Most importantly, I’m SO grateful to have the savings in the first place! If I haven’t, these last 2 months would have been WAY worse for me than I could imagine. It’s really about looking at the positives in shitty situations.
It’s April first and yes it might be April Fool’s but its also the start of a new month, and with that comes a fresh start for my goals. If all goes well this month, I’ll have enough money in my savings to buy my camera kit in May! How fucking exciting is that!?
I want to encourage you all to keep your head up. Shitty things happen but its how we respond to the situations handed to us that build our character. I’m rebuilding from the ground up this month and I hope that by the end of April, I’ll be even financially stronger than I am now! And even if this month throws more curveballs my way, I know I’ll be able to pick myself up again :)
Happy Monday guys, and I’ll be back with more this week!