What I spent and earned: October 2, 2022 – Becoming a mouthbreather…

Ugh. October 2nd was mostly spent in bed struggling to breathe through my nose because I have a cold. The ability to breathe through your nose is one of the most underappreciated aspects of daily life. (C is also suffering from a cold…get better C!) Unfortunately, getting sick is something that often happens when you perform service work (evening when you wear a mask!). I’m just grateful it isn’t COVID-19 (the common cold, a rhinovirus, is much more abundant and heartier than COVID-19, and unlike COVID-19, it is great at sticking to surfaces) and that I have the ability to rest. As one would expect, being sick meant money only went out…

Variable Expenses Budget: $500.00
Spent Today: $25.84
Variable Budget Remaining: $474.16

October Income Goal: $2,500.00
Earned Today: $0.00*
Earned To Date: $145.26*
Goal Remaining: ($2,354.74)

*Income is reported as cash on hand. Some gigs are 1099 gigs (taxes not withheld) and some gigs are W-2 gigs (taxes withheld) and it would be tough to distinguish between the two in a neat way. Instead, I will report cash in hand, and money set aside for taxes and expenses related to gig work will have a budget line item each month.

When I woke up this morning, I was actually able to breathe through one of my nostrils and am feeling a bit better than yesterday. For a second, I thought I might be able to take some medicine to treat the symptoms of being sick and sign-up for a short Qwick shift. However, after mulling it over a bit more, I figured it probably wasn’t the best idea to alarm others by being sick or potentially making them sick, and allowing myself to continue resting will likely help me get better as soon as possible. Ugh.

4 thoughts on “What I spent and earned: October 2, 2022 – Becoming a mouthbreather…

  1. I’m still very stuffy and yes, like always, thinking “why do I not properly appreciate how freely I breathe most days?” And also working, since I’m flooded with work and can do it on the couch without infecting anyone else…but also kind of regretting that situation too because, ugh, who wants to work when you feel like this


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