It happened again . . . my hiney was saved by payday. I had a slightly better than average paycheque, which compensated for some unforeseen expenses.
This means that I am now back on track, at least fiscally. I am still apprehensive as to how they the next three paycheques will unfold.
This one, at least, sees me back on track and doing a-okay. I still (and eternally) need to watch my spending and stay on budget; but I am back on target.
I have resolved that I will make my minimum take home pay for each of the next three paycheques, no matter what.
No, I won’t demand more money from my boss, rob a bank or do anything stupid. I will just take a bit from my holiday pay, if I need to.
As I have said before, my income comes from two areas, neither one I control. One is from my hourly rate and the other is from commission from online sales.
I don’t control how many work days are in a given pay period, nor do I control who buys what or when online.
(I just sacrifice an avocado to the gods of online shopping and hope for the best.)
All I can do is do my job the best that I can, manage my expenses, and hope for the best.
So, if I need to make up an income shortfall, I will just take a bit of vacation pay from that pile.
As in the vacation pay that I have built up with the company, by not going on any vacation, or taking very few vacation days.
(It’s not like I’m going on a vacation anytime soon . . . those things cost money.)
I am now feeling better and more confident to be on track and this close to this (for me) so momentous a goal.
I will continue to be vigilant, hopeful yet optimistic as time ticks down.
As always: Keep your head up, your attitude positive, and keep moving forward.