Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Again, I'm Grateful
1. Cash: We started a cash budget for our household goods (food, toilet paper, diapers, etc.). This is the part of the budget I am in charge of so it's a new experiment for me. So far I am really enjoying it. I came in under budget last pay period so I had a little to roll over. It's invigorating to feel like I have a little control over that. When it was in accounts it was easier for things to be transferred over or out depending on other needs. This way I am spending less, but also feel like I can try to save towards fun things for myself.
2. My house: I am really just loving it. It takes me a long time to adjust to new changes, and even though we've moved 15 times (if I counted right) each time it is hard for me to adjust and feel at home. It's been just over a year now since we closed on this house and I'm really starting to feel at home and like it's my home. Being a real homebody that is a nice feeling to have.
3. My passion: I spent this morning's treadmill walk listening to TED talks again and one of them was about career passion. I'm invigorated and inspired by such talks as well as frustrated. It always starts me down a thought path of wondering what my passion is and if I've somehow missed something. After finishing my walk and starting up the stairs it quietly hit me again. I AM living my passion! I made the choice 10 years ago to leave a great career to start one I literally felt called to. I am a mom. I am so grateful. I am motivated to push myself harder to achieve the goals I have as a mom.