Oh February. I am so very glad you are over. I know I’m a little late with this update but I’ve had a lot going on in the last two weeks (see insert: like a super needy kid) and this post kept taking a back burner, but as promised I will continue to post for accountability.
Even though it’s the shortest month in the year it feels like it takes forever to get over. February was a pretty decent month for me but I didn’t make many extra super debt payments. Womp Womp.
My goal from January is to put a minimum of $2068 per month on (non-mortgage) debt. This month I put $1543 towards debt, which isn’t really that stellar considering it’s not much more than our minimum payments, however I have some money in the bank.
For a few different reasons I had to move some funds around this month (like paying a bill for my sister then having to wait two weeks for her to pay me back). Anyway I’m hoping I can make up the $525 deficit this month with money that’s currently sitting in the bank and more funds coming. So though I didn’t exactly pay additional money towards the debt I do have some of it, but just didn’t pay the additional debt down yet so will add it to March total. Fingers crossed for a super successful March!
I’ve picked up a few extra shifts at work between last month and into April. This isn’t something I can sustain doing though. Working five days a week in my job, at this particular office, with an almost two year old at home, and freelance work waiting for me at home just won’t work. I am a tough cookie but end of day Friday after working five days almost kills me. I am so sore physically it’s insane. It ruins my whole weekend too. There are things I could do that may help, like use loupes to work, but I don’t have a few thousand bucks to buy them! The other thing is to accept I have an awkward and physically demanding job and if I want to work long-term in this field and not sustain repetitive work injury, I need to cut back. Four days per week works for both my and my family right now.
So there it is. February sucked but hoping for better things in March!