Throughout 2018, I will be tracking every last penny I spend, and sharing it here weekly. I’m a (late) twenty-something lady, living in the North of England with my Other Half, commonly referred to as OH. I travel regularly for work, and often spend more time on the motorway than in my own home, which can often account for my fluctuating Car Expenses and entirely random Grocery costs! By the end of the year, I’m hoping to have a better overview of where my money goes to each month, and have a realistic retirement savings plan in place (as well as the many other savings plans I have in my head, but you can read more about that here). You can also read the full series of my money diaries here. I’ve built myself a personal money tracker spreadsheet, I am armed with my bank statements and a monthly budget spreadsheet and I am ready to rock!*
When I was in primary school, my teacher banned us from using the word “nice” to describe anything in our work. I have been trying to think of a different word to use in its place to describe my week, but I really can’t.
I’m sorry, Mrs McGuinness, but my week was really very nice.
I have been more content with myself than I have in some time, I’ve wrapped up two big projects at work, which have been in the works since the beginning of the year. These had been particularly stressing me out after being ill last week and not feeling up to getting much work done.
My company is buying over another smaller company and I have been working behind the scenes on new structures and procedures as we will be branching into a couple of geographical areas which we don’t currently operate in.
It’s all been very exciting and finally, the cat is out of the bag and it’s all hands on deck!
Aside from that, I’ve had a visit from my friend with her newborn baby, who is just the tiniest cutest most squidgy wee thing I have ever seen and I think I’m in love! I’m not usually the broody type, maybe it’s the thought of my 30th birthday looming over me!
I also had a full weekend off work, so myself & OH went to a gig. It was kind of cheating as it was a gig run by my company, but that meant we had free tickets, free accommodation on site (it was a 2 hour drive from home) and access to the backstage catering and drinks.
Lots of great free entertainment this week, but I’ve still managed to do my fair share of spending…