Adulting sucks, I just want my farm..

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!)

money pink coins pig

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. ❤

2 comments

  1. As you can tell I’m catching up on blogs 😁. I bought my first home without any down payment as I connected with a really great broker who new about all kinds of first-time home buyer programs. One of them was buying a little house in a struggling neighborhood which in exchange for that allowed me to finance 100% of the cost of the home and get my closing costs covered by the program. it was great because the little money that I did have saved allowed me to instead use it on buying appliances! Getting a good broker will also help you plan how to save up as well as make sure you don’t go down the wrong road with any shifty types of loans out there. 😊

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    • Lol, thankfully I took a personal finance class in college last year and I happen to have some great friends who are experts in home buying.. 😁 I do wish there were more programs out there like what you had, to help us ‘young and naive’ new home buyers, but knowing the right people can help a lot too.

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