Day 248 | $3,720.97 paid | $8,175.76 until freedom
I recently read the claim that excitement is the same as happiness. I might agree with that. A long time ago I read that life is change, not just figuratively, but chemically. I agreed with that, too. With that in mind, I present you with this blog post.
In the last few days I’ve deposited another paycheck for almost $1,000. $600 goes straight into rent, as usual, and I take the normal beginning-of-the-month hits I usually do. Cell phone (still keepin’ it cheap), internet (same), groceries. But some of that money is for keeps, and that means that my mid-month check is ALL for keeps.
Interestingly, I hope, I have another regular expense to deal with: paying Shopify for hosting my new website. Since my last post a lot of progress has been made there: I’ve put up quite a few more products, I’ve honed the design somewhat, I’ve created a facebook page in what I guess is called a marketing tactic. I haven’t done much of anything else, actually, unless you count today’s 13-hour work day at an airfield.
We can all agree that my loans are winning this fight, but one thing I know for sure is that without branching out I would still be going nowhere. (If I hadn’t committed to this blog, the lower bar would be less than a quarter of its current length.)
They say it takes money to make money, and lately my serious frugality and intention paid to income has resulted in my having a little bit more than I’m used to. So I’ve elected to reallocate some portion of my NMMD-dedicated funds. In that sense, NMMD is an investor and you all are stakeholders!
Many people take expensive classes to learn the stuff I’m learning these days. CSS, online retailing, photography, graphic design (I kind of did take expensive classes on this), marketing. These have serious value.
I strike my loans much less frequently these days, but when I do, I strike with devastating blows. I see my progress this last week as lethal weapons training.