So lately I have had that feeling. You know the one. It sneaks up on you even though you feel it coming? The bottom line is I am feeling somewhat unhappy. Don't get me wrong, I am blessed to have many things, experiences, relationships that some don't. So getting to the point already, I am feeling like I was meant to do more. I (we) am (are) making some changes: I am planning on going back to school. I want to be a pastry chef, and take some restaurant management courses. I don't want to work while I do that, although many people do (and I admire them).
Quitting my job is not an option, I have crunched the numbers. However, it is February, school starts in August/September. I toyed around with trying to live on one paycheck in March, but like I said, I crunched the numbers. So, I am announcing March Madness! For the month of March our household will have two goals: to spend as little as possible and create extra income. Of course, I just had to pick one of the longest months of the year. I mean, how lame would it be if I had done it in February?
First, the budget is limited to bills and necessities such as gas & groceries. I will be setting a budget for groceries that it as bare bones as possible. We will also be taking advantage of ebay & craigslist to sell unwanted items. I'll be taking as many online surveys as I possibly can that earn money or points that can be cashed in using Pay Pal.
I believe that we can survive on my husband's income plus one of my paychecks. Of course I get paid twice a month. The plan is that the other paycheck goes toward debt. I would like to pay off over half the debt in the next months. Then I know we can live on one income.
So this is the plan for March! Who's with me?