I’ve registered for a homeownership course given by the city, the one required for anyone applying to “below market rate” housing. I also went to the open house for that 1-bedroom condo on Lake Street yesterday … and it needs a lot of work. But! Just one foot before the other. “This or something better,” is how I’ve heard it put.
As my now-partner becomes my then-partner, my rent bill will increase to previously-held levels come April 1, but luckily I haven’t changed much in my expenses. It was certainly nice to put more into retirement, savings, and self-care categories, but as I plot April’s budget, it’s only made me realize that said previously-held levels don’t have a lot of breathing room. It continues to highlight that an increase in income will be necessary at some point soon.
Last Sunday, I finished the 6-month “Goals Group” I was participating in weekly with 2 ladies, and we’ll be restarting another round of it in a few weeks with slightly different faces (or voices, since it’s a phone call!). One of the ladies in the last group began working on a book at the start of the call, and by April 1 will have her book completed, ready for Amazon!
As I begin to prep for the next Goals Group, what goal am I looking to accomplish? Where do I need structure and support and accountability? What does my life want of me next? And how much more breathing room can I attract into it?