Well. We moved. I quit my job. And I also quit my other job. I'm mostly working from home now. I graduate in nine weeks. I've been vegan for two months. My band plays our first show as a ~full~ band in two weeks.
Things are pretty good right now, although this has been a strange and dissociative week. I set some big goals for March, in the spirit of actually fulfilling my resolutions for the year. Change is a big thing, so with my impending descent into adulthood (whatever that means), I'm trying to better equip myself emotionally to handle things that happen.
Don't spend money for an entire month.
Of course, I have exceptions to this. I need groceries to survive. I need to pay my rent. I need to pay for my phone. I need to pay my credit card bills. And I should probably buy tickets to my friends' shows. But that's it, and I'm trying really hard to draw the line. I literally taped all my credit cards together so that I'd have to be really dedicated to getting them apart. I think this will kind of force me to do things like pack lunches and pay off any remaining debt. But this month - and maybe next month depending on how it goes - I'm not budgeting for anything outside of those lines.
Continue working toward minimalism.
I'm having a "stuff swap" party this Sunday, and I'm actually so excited. After donating nineteen trash bags full of stuff, I've figured out that I (as an overly sentimental person) have a hard time throwing things into the donation void. However, it's a little easier for me to give things away to my friends or organizations I trust because I know it's not just getting pushed aside. I feel this especially with things like books or jewelry. I've also been giving people my things as birthday gifts, etc. which has been nice. Again, especially true with books, and I'm realizing how much a personal endorsement means to people (and to myself). I've already noticed a difference in my life, and it's a good feeling.
Be more intentional with saving.
I have a tendency to be impatient with money. Like - I want all my student loan debt to disappear right now, or I want to save ridiculous amounts of money right now. And it's just not doable with how much money I'm currently making, which I'm starting to embrace more and more. So I'm setting aside 10% of all my income for savings, and it's not much, but it's better than aggressively saving and then realizing I need money for groceries or school books. I think the difference with this is that I'm not realizing it's gone as much as I was, and I'm not allowing myself to transfer it back out of my savings account. Slow and steady... buys the house?
Happy March! I hope springs finds you well.