February, only the second month of my Year of Doing, ended up being a bit of a failure. My excuse for the last few days has been that I've been under the weather with a heck of a cold, but the truth is that I've procrastinated throughout the month. Luckily, though, the title of my site is the Year of Doing not the Year of Done. So I'm going to push forward with the -ing and hope that you'll agree that motion begets motion so I need to get moving instead of wallowing.
I started reading "The Year of Less" last weekend while I was traveling to surprise one of my best girlfriends for her birthday. While I was instantly drawn in by the writing, I found myself getting annoyed by all of the private details that the author revealed about her past issues with alcohol, among other things. Look lady, I wanted to read a book about finances. Not your personal problems.
This book was a delightful read that I breezed through over a three day road trip. Books about money can often be dry, but the authors kept me entertained the entire time with the injections of their personal stories. What I liked about this book is that they’re not telling millennial to give up their avocado toast, but instead show how changing how we spend money can make us happier. Below is the edited version of my notes from the book with what I learned from each chapter. This book was well worth a read!
How do I make smart decisions now so that my future self and family can have the best lives possible?
When it comes to my spending, I waffle back and forth between being a miser and a lesser known Kardashian. My husband once called me the C-word. No, not that one. Cheap. Yet, I'm spendy AF sometimes. I'm a complicated woman.
Our trip to Hawaii was mostly lovely, but one thing that certainly wasn't: prices. While there may be cheaper places in paradise, our hotel was located in Waikiki which certainly wasn't budget friendly. Here are my tips for visiting Oahu on a budget.
Surprise! One of the reasons I chose journey as my theme for January is because we had a long planned trip to Hawaii. I'll post later about what we did and some tips on how to save money, but first I wanted to write about likely the most memorable aspect of the trip: we thought we were going to die...
My plan over the next year is to work on myself so that I can uncover the person I'm meant to be. I would like to check some things off my to do list and live a little bit more, and make some decisions that makes life easier for those living with me. Each month will have a theme and homework assignments that I need to accomplish that month. Some of these items are more serious than others (life insurance vs. learning how to apply makeup), but nevertheless it's something I've wanted to accomplish but have never managed to.