This morning, Gail Vaz-Oxlade wrote: "If life is good, say thank you and hang on; bumps ahead. If life sucks, know that it’s all about to change; just hang on."
Most of the time, in my line of work, everything has a feast or famine feel to it. There is either a ton of calls coming in, one after another, or some weeks I'm checking to see if the phone is even working because it hasn't rung in days. Some months, like this one, there is money in such huge amounts in my account while the earlier part of the year, the accounts are almost non-existent. Balance is rare, so I revel in its glory when I achieve it, even if it's only for a few moments.
Saying "NO" to additional work is very difficult to me. It feels wrong. But I cannot spread myself out too thin, because then I am unable to give client families my full attention, which they deserve. When I'm exhausted from so much work, my family suffers, because I'm Zombie Mommy, sitting at the computer, or on the couch, lost in my own thoughts and no energy to be an active participant in their lives.
I'm still learning to balance the money issues we have. Debt repayment is important, but so is living today. I hate feeling so broke in the winter months and early spring. Making sure that money is tucked away for the payments we will have 9 months from now is important to me. I still have leftovers from my old life, where I think, "There will always be money, so you can spend away". Mortgaging my future isn't going to help. I know this know. Putting theory into practice is the hard part.
I read a post yesterday whose title sums is up quite nicely. Saving $$ is not for the lazy.
Hope you all have a great Friday everyone.