Friday, March 23, 2007
A new challenge
Today is payday and I recently changed my direct deposit so that more of my money (32% of my paycheck) goes into my savings account each payday. I have written out my bills that will need to be paid in the next 2 weeks and I have $179.26 left in my checking account until next payday, which is April 6th. Now I do have money in my savings that I can draw on if I really need it, but I am hoping to make it to the 6th with all my savings in tact. Do you think I can do it? I have a birthday party to attend that I have to buy a present for still and I was suppose to have a night out with the girls on the 31st, but I have decided to forgo that because a couple of people I don't care for will be going and it would ruin the fun for me. But other than gas and a few groceries, I think I should be able to make it just fine. I know this sounds strange, but I really like to challenge myself like this and for some reason I seem to have amazing discipline when I decide to do something. For example, I decided that I wanted to run a marathon, I trained for and completed the Portland Marathon last October, training was grueling and I had to do many 14, 16, 18, and 20 mile training runs beforehand, but I did it and I enjoyed it. I started doing sit ups every night before bed, now I am up to 400 a night and can't seem to get to sleep until I have them done. I know, strange! So, this is a new challenge and I will see how I do with it. Do you ever challenge yourself like this?? Or am I bizarre? :) Hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!