Good morning everyone! How are y’all doin’? Good I hope? That’s great! How am I doing you might ask? (If you were actually here to ask that question that is). Well I’m just a little ball of anxiety this week, yay! (And next week, and the week after that, and etc., etc., etc..) 😅👍
As I promised in my last ‘Adulting Update‘ I finally called my local Driving School and set up an appointment to get my licence! With any luck, I’ll have my certificate (knock-on-wood) by next weekend! My licence however, will have to wait another few days after that, as I will be leaving for a camping trip the day after I take my test! When I get back from camping, I have to make an appointment at the DMV to get my actual licence.
Not only do I have my Driving test and a camping trip looming over my head, but I have a 4th of July party I have to attend this weekend that my parents are throwing. (Parents throwing a party = presence is mandatory.)
As of all of this wasn’t bad enough, I’m also in the process of trying to take care of a few other ‘Adulting’ matters..
While I am still keeping an eye out for my ‘perfect homestead’ (within my price range) to pop up out of nowhere and present itself to me. I have decided to get serious about buying a house soon. That means building up my credit, finding a part time job to help me save up money while I go to college, and start seriously saving up money for a down payment (and closing costs) for a property.
Saving up money is no easy task, everyone knows that. But it’s not a ‘hard’ one ether. It’s the simple rule of ‘make more than you spend’. Sounds simple right? Well, as someone who has been putting money aside since the first day I got a job when I was 16, it is fairly simple! Except that right now, my ‘job’ is going to college and taking care of my grandparents. I only get paid for one of those.. (And it’s not the one you think, ether.)
So now I’m faced with having to look for a part time job to go along with going to school full time and helping to take care of my grandparents whom I live with. Personally, I think it’ll be rough. But I also know that I can do anything I set my mind to, and I know/trust how well I am at managing my own time.
(Work + School + Family)
Another little update.. That Bluegill Festival I’ve been working towards all year? Yeah, it’s been canceled due to social distancing. But that’s okay, because I have other tricks up my sleeve on how to make money without the Bluegill!
1) Everything that I have been working all year for the Bluegill will soon be up on my Etsy for people to check out and buy. (But as usual, I only ship within the U.S. Sorry international readers, I still love you guys!) Why let it go to waste, am I right?
2) I am also throwing a huge yard sale at the end of July where I can not only get rid of some of my old junk that I no longer need, but I can get rid of some of my crocheted items that haven’t sold in the past two years at the Bluegill.
3) I’m going to be selling flowers at a road side stand this Fall to make a little extra cash on the side! All of my cut flowers will finally be doing what they were meant to do! (And I won’t have to pick a bunch of flowers to bring to family members who don’t even want them in the first place!)
What do YOU do to get a little extra cash? Is there anything big you’re saving up for? How are you dealing with adulting (no matter what age!)? Leave a comment below!
As always, smile, have an amazing day, and always see the good in things. ❤