Thursday, January 2, 2014
Anyway, today was day one of twenty nine days remaining of full time work left before I move away for University study in Melbourne. It was certainly strenuous (to say the least!) trying to get myself out of bed at 6am, my attempt to re discover my early-bird working routine failed miserably, so I'm thankful I have twenty nine days to perfect it! (not really, I'd rather be sleeping any day!)
This month is really jam-packed because of the move and trying to fit in day trips to Melbourne in between working, which is great because I love keeping busy. On that note, next week I re-begin my fitness regime: two one hour intense sessions twice per week at a fantastic fitness class. I'm excited because over Christmas, I seriously ate for Australia. I had given up a lot of fast food and soft drink for about three months and so treated myself, multiple times ...per day. It was worth it though, I enjoy being able to splurge every now and then, however now I'm feeling it, and my body is paying for it. Today on my lunch break I had my normal sandwich-apple-juice combo and it was so bland and boring, I'd really gotten used to salty snacks and deep-fried meals. I used to really look forward to a healthy and convenient school-like lunch! It's going to take some time and suffering to look forward to eating that again. Sigh!
Also, with the last month of work, and thus, the last of the flow of regular income, comes my last attempt at budgeting and attempting to save as much as I can from the last few pay checks I receive. I'm putting away substantially more than what I did all of last year, which I'm capable of doing if I don't go looking in Sportsgirl or scrolling through Modcloth. I have a few outgoings this month (phone bill etc), but I'm sticking to my guns! Save, save, save! Hopefully I continue to have this strength (or ideal of strength) saved up when I'm walking through the shopping plaza on my lunch break! Today I already nearly blew it when I saw a nice dress...
So, what does January, and indeed, the rest of 2014 hold for you?
Posted by Day Dreamer at 8:30 PM