Weekly $ Checkup 4.3

  1. The most I’ve spent this last week was – $25 on dress sandals to wear to work
  2. Today I am thankful that my senior capstone students have finished their presentation to a professional panel (IT’S DONE!!!)
  3. Money can’t buy happiness. One free thing I did last week that made me happy was NOTHING! Just kidding. Favorite and I went to a wedding reception (that we stayed for about two seconds at…) but then he surprise drove to a local British-themed restaurant and treated me to dinner (so free cheese fries made me happy!!)
  4. I will consider this week a success if I …to be honest I already consider it a success because the panel is over with. It’d probably be more successful if I did chores around the apartment though.
  5. If I had today off I would take a minute to just breathe. Then try to get organized and figure out the rest of what I need to do for May.

My coworker’s reception was beautiful, but we were a little late so there weren’t really any available seats and we didn’t know anyone…so there was a lot of standing around awkwardly. I also had an interview for a summer job Monday as a counselor at a summer camp. I’m really (honestly) not excited about looking for a summer job. I know I’m lucky to have this opportunity, but I really want to be lazy for a little while! I also have an interview at a water park, so we’ll see where everything goes. I’ve gained a little weight, which is frustrating, but I kind of anticipated it happening with stress and failing to make my lunches/dinners as healthy as I should have, so all I can do is take responsibility and move forward!

And a side note is that I’ll probably start talking a bit about teaching and stuff like that on this blog. I know it’s not directly related to finance, but hey!!! It’s employment that pays me! Also I’m starting to get really burned out at this point in the school year. Plus the kids keep doing stuff like spilling an entire bottle of water on my desk without noticing all over all of my paperwork and then ruining my favorite post-it notes, soaking my chair (I was at the board), and all of the homework, tests, and quizzes I needed to grade. Excellent. Had to take a walk after that one. This comic at Sarah’s Scribbles about summarizes me up at this point:


Good thing my job doesn’t require me to interact with 30+ 18 year olds for eight hours a day 🙂 

Goal Progress:

  • Log into MFP every day and log all exercise/food intake today 
  • Use the gym at least 3x a week
  • Complete Jillian Michael’s 30 Day Shred – Not even remotely
  • Blog at least 12x this month (up three from March)
  • Read 2 books
  • Find a summer job (or two) – had one interview and am scheduled for a second!
  • Create budget (prepare to possibly need to buy a new car by 2016)
  • Create Emergency Fund (goal – $200) 
  • Pay down student loan balance – paid down $200
  • Create debt repayment plan (for real this time)
  • Side Hustle – set up Etsy store 

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