The Use It Up Challenge is heating up. So far I've finished one tube of sunscreen, one bottle of shower gel, one bottle of perfume, one face scrub, and one lip balm. I have never 'finished' lip balm before, I usually would end up throwing away older ones as new arrive. Achievement unlocked! But now, … Continue reading Alternatives to Retail Therapy
I've been sticking to the 'use it up first' challenge for the past few weeks. So quick update. All I've managed to finish so far is a tube of sunscreen, which was nearly empty to begin with. Everything else seems to go on and on. Did a minor declutter today; packed a bag full of … Continue reading Too Much Stuff to Use Up
Remember the Game of Life? Well, the Money Game (a minigame within the Game of Life) has got me stuck at a point where I can only move forward if I complete the Use It Up First challenge. To successfully complete this challenge, I have to use an item completely before I purchase a refill, … Continue reading The Use It Up First Challenge
When I started on my budgeting journey, I decided to use Google Sheets. I would add all expected income for the month and each daily expense would be noted down. As new expenses were added, the amount was deducted from the main balance. It was not zero based budgeting as is recommended by many, but … Continue reading Creating a Budget Calendar with the Dollarbird App
Long time no post. It's been a difficult time with unexpected expenses completely killing the budget. I had reached a point where any planning at all seemed pointless. There was so much uncertainty that I truly feared looking at my account balance. I would like to say that things are much better now, but the … Continue reading Floating Along
I used to be a poet Many years ago When rhymes were to me As ebb was to flow. Now, a working girl I am With a desk and a screen All grown up, with rent and bills The rhymes, they wither unseen.
It's been more than a month since I set off on my 'Life Improvement Plan'. Time to measure my progress. Some ups: The quality of my life has improved a bit. The past month has seen me calmer and less prone to tearful breakdowns. Although I didn't meditate as much as I'd intended to, there … Continue reading One Stumbling Step at a Time