What I spent and earned: October 14th – Chillin’

Writing before early to bed…

Variable Expenses Budget: $500.00
Spent Today: $0.00 – Yay!
Variable Budget Remaining: $175.68

October Income Goal: $2,500.00
Earned Today: $0.00*
Earned To Date: $779.64*
Goal Remaining: ($1,720.36)

Not much happened today and I didn’t spend or earn anything. I did participate in paid training at both University B and as a poll worker today but that won’t be paid out until next month. In the wee hours of the morning, a bunch of lucrative shifts popped up on Qwick with a large retailer and I snapped up ten shifts over the next two weeks. While I could have scheduled myself to work every day until the end of the month, I gave myself Saturday evening and Sunday off once. For now. Perhaps I need to set another debt repayment goal since I have no chance of making it under $60K by the end of the year…maybe under $65K? It would be less than $2,000.00 but that is a much harder lift as we roll into the holidays…

I am running a 5K cold (like literally no training) tomorrow morning so tried to go easy today. I signed up for this the day after I sent my resignation letter to Organization C when I was feeling far more ambitious. Recently, I have been demonstrating better control with my eating and hope to reintroduce more intense exercise as the weight starts to slowly fall off. Honestly, the move from a desk job back to taking gigs with Qwick (which has me on my feet and walking for hours at a time) was perhaps the first step.

Overall, I am feeling pretty good and the least anxious I have felt in a really long time. I hope this feeling sticks around.

*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.

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