Monday, 13 July 2015

One Full Year in Wanda

One year, it has been one full year (yesterday) since I packed up what little I had in that small room that I was renting from Landlady and moved into Wanda. I remember it being a day full of second guessing and wondering if this was the right thing to do. 

I also remember that feeling of expecting the police to knock on my door sticking with me for a few weeks. I expected them to tell me that what I was doing was out of the ordinary and/or illegal, so I had to rent a fixed address at once. 

I still am cautious with regards to my interactions with police and/or authority figures, as I am not entirely sure of the legalities of what I am doing. I am not hurting anyone; I just have found a way to get financially ahead by doing something most people wouldn’t do. It seems that the way to get ahead is found in doing what most people won’t do. 

It would have been nice to have my bills paid off by now, but I know that there have been setbacks, and expenses that I had not planned for. I also know that I have bought things and spent money in ways that perhaps I shouldn’t have. This is a learning experience for me, and I am steadily getting better at managing my money.

In retrospect though, I am still on track to meet that two year deadline to have my bills paid off in full and my truck and trailer loan consolidated. That is something and something to work towards. I will make it, I will get these credit cards paid off, and that is something to be proud of.

I made this financial mess for myself and I will fix it myself. Then comes the fun thing of building my savings and working towards my future, with maybe a toy or two along the way. Hey, it’s my money, and I can spend it how I want.

When it comes to that extra day that I took off, I puttered around the city for half a day and then went out early to McLean Creek. I sorta felt guilty for not working on a work day; it was an odd feeling, like I was letting the team down. 

It was nice out there, I rested, did little, but in the end I still came back tired and not as rested as I had hoped.  I will be fine, though, and certainly will sleep well tonight, I hope

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