It’s been a couple days now and I think it’s time for a mid-month update!
Exciting (and not so exciting) things have been popping up all over the place and I’ve been a busy-bee while trying to stay within my budget. On one end, no, I haven’t managed to stay within my budget due to pop-up expenses. On the other end, I did start my Fiverr account and have gotten some good, honest work out of it. In fact, I’ve made enough so far to pay off one monthly bill! That’s HUGE! So, I guess this means I can call myself a freelancer now, too. I’m also learning where my weak points are when it comes to spending (impulse buys for things like video games…).
Fiverr, pop-up expenses, and applying to grad school.. All within 15 days! There may also be plans to start a Twitch.tv account and broadcast my gaming skills (or lack thereof) and I forgot to mention another exciting life event happening this month: I will be leaving for Germany on July 25th and coming back August 8th! Expect a lot of reflective posts during that time period and, of course, photos.
If there’s one thing July has taught me so far, it’s that I can’t sit still for long and I’m not comfortable being immobile. But, this opens opportunity for me to reflect on how much I really do value being still and if I can implement stillness into my life while gaining momentum. Worth thinking about, at the very least.
Aside from celebrating all the good that’s been happening lately, below is my mid-month budget update. As you can see, things are getting a little hectic, but hopefully we’ll see at the end of the month a budget that comes out in the black! Please note, July is a 3 pay-period month. In this way, I almost feel like I’m cheating my budget, but because of travel, I’m so thankful I get paid three times this month!
|Income 1||939||1163.54||Sold lightning outfit, sold books, mom owed me $50|
|Income 2||908||989.19||With overtime. 80.19 difference|
|Home Supplies||35||44.82||Included travel items|
|Renter’s Insurance||25||23.24||Paid 6-27|
|Rent||795||818||Transferred 6-27 & 7-11|
|Student Loans||50||50||Paid 6-30|
|Bank of America||49||49||Paid 6-27|
|Bill Me Later||35||35||Paid 6-27|
|American Eagle||48||48||Paid 7-11|
|Util: Gas||70||49.88||Scheduled 7-14|
|Util: Internet||50||49.9||Paid 7-11|
|Util: Electric||50||11.78||Scheduled 7-14|
|Capital One||25||75||Paid 6-27|
|Auto Insurance||80||79.52||Paid 7-11|
|Fun||40||40||CASH from previous check mailed from mom – not taken out of check|
|POP-UP Expense: License Plate Stickers||102||0|
|POP-UP Expense: College Transcripts||10||10|
|POP-UP Expense: Ebay Fees||8.7||8.7|
|POP-UP Expense: Kickstarter||5||5|
|POP-UP Expense: WildStar||15||14.99||Impulse buy|
|POP-UP Expense: Parking||1.5||1.5|
|POP-UP Expense: Demo’s Birthday||10.91||10.91|
|POP-UP Expense: Lunch at work||5.75||5.75|
|POP-UP Expense: Grad School Application||75||75|
|POP-UP Expense: Earbuds with mic||22.92||22.92|
|**$300.00 ontop of whatever is leftover goes towards germany|