The preoccupation is becoming a little much. So much so, that I find myself becoming obsessive with other things just to take my mind off money.
This is not all bad.
The last time I had a major preoccupation in my life was when I was writing my master’s thesis and planning my wedding. What did I do? I flaked out on my couch for hours a day reading the Twilight books repeatedly. I think I read all four books 5 times back to back that summer. Surprisingly I physically become nauseous if I try to read them now.
Last month I became quite determined to run the Bluenose half marathon in May. Then it was starting the Hunger Games trilogy (thank goodness those books are short! I accept all judgment regarding my tween-lit love!).
My point? My distraction from my finances last month actually led to money being left in my account at the end of the month. It was slightly odd and amazing at the same time. It’s been so long since that happened! Well, there’s always some money, but this time it was almost $200. So for me, a distraction was likely helpful. Granted my distractions are typically things that don’t cost me anything, if I distracted myself with shopping that would be a problem! I can whole heartedly tell you that I am happier for not racking my brain to try and find a way to make or save more money.
We had a big car bill last month which came out of our savings account so that $200 will go towards replenishing that account.
Our established credit card credit was partially used towards a course in January and recently towards insulating our basement. I will give an update on that project soon!
Nothing overly helpful or insightful in this post. Simply an end to my recent hiatus and an update on how I am doing.
Stay tuned for fancy-schmancy home project posts, hopefully coming soon!