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February Goals

I have a few very basic simple goals that are achievable for this month.

1) Work out at least 20 days this month

2) Try not to eat when I’m bored (avoid over eating- Be CONSCIOUS).

3) Pay at least 300$ to debt.

4) Blog at least 4 times a week.

5) read one book.

6) Incorporate more GREENS.

7) Save at least 300$

8) Go see Dutchess more! This is so important to me.  I miss her like crazy. But I just seem to never have enough time to go see her. I want to walk her at least twice a week.

What are your goals for February ? 

Peace.

Debt

Repayment.

So yes, I have debt. And unlike some lucky people I lack immediate family help and not to blame immediate family for my debt – But to say I would have less debt if I wasn’t kicked out at 17. forced to fend on my own and of course with no job and no money the only thing you can do is get a credit card and look for a job.

Here are my Debts Presently

Credit Card 1: 3825.11 (paid in January 220$ towards this card) Also I just got a new interest rate of 11% because I made this massive sob story (I was paying like fucking 34% (they increase it if you miss payments) So anyways with the lower interest it will be easier to pay off in the long run.

Credit Card 2: 393.96 (paid 90$ towards this guy in January)

School loan: I think* 6220. 00 maybe less. Nothing has been paid to this yet.

and for the plus side

Savings: 480.09

Towards debt repayment : 310.00 

Yippy, I’m getting somewhere with my debt. My goal for February with all my car related payments is to again pay about 300$ towards my credit cards.

Peace.

February Budget

So just as  I had thought in January I would need to tweak things. Knew it!

I completely and absolutely forgot about my dog when I made my budget.

Don’t know how.

Don’t know why.

I just did and then all of a sudden I had to buy dog food *Head desk, I knew I forgot something* 

So I had to clearly tweak things. And to be completely honest Last week I went and took out of other envelopes and bought things that were not necessary (Alpaca wool for crocheting that was about 60$). But for February I will not be doing this!

I promise you, that i will not  break my budget. ..I think. 

So here it is:

Car: 60.00$

Debt: 60.00$

Savings: 60.00$

Dutchess: 26.25$

Random: 13.75$ Hmm seems low.

Gas: 50.00$

Food: 30.00$

This month is going to be pricey car wise (I have 2x insurance payments, my driver license payments, plates payment and I need an oil change and spark plugs)

*In either March or mid February my car ” envelope” will be around 13$ a week. (maybe bump it up to 15$ encase of an emergency. and then the rest will go to debt and savings and random.

Other than that – debt repayment (300 is my goal), Koodo phone bill payment (around 60$), Dutchess  (150- march first is 100 for puppy-sitting, and then 50 for dog food)

I have a bunch of blogs I want to write today.

-Monday motivation

-goals for February

-I have to update you guys with my January fitness.

So anyways have a great Monday 🙂

Peace.

City Girl Gone Country

Yea I grew up in Montreal until I was 13 and then moved to the country which I completely detested and hated until like last year around my 21st Birthday.

The coincidence is weird and cool too, the first person I met when I moved down here was Jessie, I met her at a rodeo down the street from where I just moved when I was 13. Then after that day I never seen her until I started College I increasingly became closer to her and now we are best friends.

So this is important because she is my main influence and part of the reason I got the job at this farm, alongside my principle who recommended me. Anywho if it wasn’t for Jessie’s influence I would still be working in a factory.

The dairy farm I work at is owned by some of the nicest people around. Seriously. It’s great, The people are nice, the animals (when they cooperate) are nice, the job is my kind of job – I hate sitting or standing in one place jobs; I like movement. And it’s something that is available all around here and can be a gateway to other animal or farm related jobs.

So in  a nut shell I milk cows, and then sometimes clean up and stuff.

LOL Some of the funniest things happen at work – and something I expected but did not expect was getting shit on. LOL. I cried and then died and then was crying and laughing. It was so gross.

ALSO I’m a massive klutz so I always at least once a night fall into a gutter. Yep.

Hmm, Nothing quite else to tell you at the moment.

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Peace

Something different

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Want to spice up your tuna sandwich? Instead of over processed full of additives mayo or miracle whip use hummus.

All I simply do is take tuna in water- drain it, put it in a bowl, cut up 3 inches of celery into small microscopic pieces and add to the bowl with the tuna. Finally add 1-2 table spoons of hummus (celery and hummus are to my taste you may change accordingly)

Its a great alternative.  The humnus I used was garlic roasted. I love this change up.

The mix made is enough for 2-3 sandwiches which you can save for later. 

And finally! Use brown bread- personally I like the ones that have all the seeds and grains but the bread I used was what I had.  But if you have a choice at least go for brown 🙂

Do you like hummus?
How about brown bread?
Or tuna?

Peace

‘MERICA

Take no offence but I’m referring to the USA.

Bien here is the facts:

1) I am Canadian, Quebecer to be exact.

2) I get my groceries and gas from ‘Merica

3) The border people be like … interrogating.

4) Walmart.

So today I went to the USA and got groceries and gas like I usually do.

When doing so I crossed the boarder twice.

AND EVERY TIME; miss “… where do you live” “Do you know anyone there” “Are you sure thats all you bought ?” “where do you work”

I understand the main questions of who are you and what do you do and where did you go. Kay. good.

But then they have to double check or triple check.

“Do you know anybody in the states?” nope “are you sure?” yes I sure ” So you don’t know anyone” I just said no.

*well I mean i know Obama, Britney spears….

But I guess as a privilege of going to the states you have to endure all the questionings.

Have you ever had problems crossing the boarder ?

Peace.

Working on Homeostasis.

Aka,

The balance within that’s going to be affecting the outside too.

So this new year I have been restoring balance on the outside of my life- debt repayment, saving, getting more work, working out everyday, doing more things I like, Getting plenty of sleep. But some of these “outside things”  affect my inner body – like being healthy, eating healthy, sleeping 8 hours a day, working out, skating.

I can’t say “I’m healthy” I mean some of you will argue with me, for the most part I am improving my heath (but I just ate a bowl of fro-yo sooo I can’t say just yet that I am healthy) Though I have been daily incorporating healthy juices into my diet – in my opinionmy efforts are  still minimal. I know that If I wanted too I could be eating healthy a good 90% of the time. But …

One thing I keep saying is a priority of mine is to be healthier – I mean though this is a lifestyle I already have; I am influenced by those around me – friends and my boyfriend especially. And I lack self-control. I JUST CANNOT NOT EAT CHOCOLATE IF IT IS OFFERED TO ME. And sadly I won’t say no. But see if that was just the case – it alongside others foods offered to me once in a blue moon I’d be all good. It’d be once in a while and controlled. But I live with my Boyfriend – and even though his parents don’t buy all of our food and I’d say 1/4th is healthy  (we buy our fruits and veggies for juicing) I just can’t say no to that fro-yo or that over processed bread or pasta or nuts. I mean I walk into the kitchen often – It’s where the exit of the house is.  And it is so easy just to grab and go.

Sure your thinking “portion control” nope I lack that too.

And I guess this post is about the struggle – maybe I’m weak, or discipline less. I just don’t know how.

Alongside this my boyfriend works at a resto so it is so easy to ask him to order something for me – and the second I ask I regret it, but then it is too late I can’t just waste the food. So I eat it.

I’m not blaming them- I’m completely blaming myself, I just wish there was a way to not want it. To look at it and go ‘meh’.

Does anyone have any ideas and such ?

Methods ?

Are you like this too ?

Peace, stay healthy.

 

 

Budget

Oh the terribleness,

Save here,

Don’t spend here,

Discipline,

Bills,

Food.

Life.

But anyways for those of you who are nosy as fuck or just simply are curious as to what my newly high tech and well thought out budget is stay tuned … for the well thought out budget I follow.

(in a nutshell pay my debts, save money, and feed myself)

BASED ON A WEEKLY PAY. (divided by envelopes – savings is deposited into bank account)

Gas (to get to work and some leeway for extra driving) 50$

Savings  (To buy a better car or rent my own place or buy a house one day) 60$

Random (I go free skating a lot and its 2$ each time and movies and clothes) 30$

Car (Jan 2004, Feb  186.92$, and from march on it will be  : 9.80$ a week) 60$ (for now)

Veggies & fruits (healthy eating still going strong JUICE) 40$

DEBT (and go fuck yourself -consumer burden piece of shit I have been paying all my life credit cards should die- //EndRant ) 60$

 

And there you go and that should equal to 300$ a week.

I pledge to follow this. but January is the first month I’m testing out this budget and it may have flaws which will result in changes. I figure everything will be sorted out by march.

Also say if I need 10$ more for driving and haven’t used any of my random money – well it is obvious: I’ll just take from the random envelope since it has no true definition as to how I use it.

Peace,

 

That thing we call the holidays.

How were your holidays ?

Mine were good except I’m not a very holiday-y person, I like to spend time with people and stuff my face but when it comes it gift giving or receiving I rather just not take part in it. I feel like that is all Christmas is about.

Maybe it is because I’m rebellious, maybe it is because of something else.

Growing up I would remember my parents getting gifts for me and my brother and leaving bills unpaid until they had more money. This probably has to do with my sour image of Christmas, I mean why must we spend tones of money to make kids happy or our friends and family feel loved by us ? I feel like children grow up with more expectations and a massive materialistic ideologies. It’s disgusting, some kids are a third my age and have phones and new high tech gadgets and probably don’t even know what monopoly or play-dough is !

Now on a more personal level, I really just don’t want to get 30 different people gifts, honestly “ain’t nobody got time for that” and I ain’t got the money for that either. But I do like the idea of pulling a name out of a hat and buying that one person a gift, it’s more “user friendly” in my opinion. I’m not selfish, I’m not greedy, I don’t only want gifts, I couldn’t be bothered if no one even gave me anything as long as I got to eat some turkey 🙂 But I know just saying all of this I’ll probably be regarded as a scrooge or something like so.

xmas

And our children (I do not have any), the younger generations they  are just so goddamn materialistic. For example my own younger brother the first thing I heard out of his mouth when I seen him over the holiday was “What did you get me ?!??!?!?!?!?” My reaction was disgust and then to slap him upside the head, of course I didn’t do that but still. Is this really what it is about? Seeing each other and having a big dinner talking about the ol’ times  to me is better than the contrary.

What are your opinions of the holidays ?

What did you get if you get anything?

How do you gift give, pull a name out of a hat or give something to everyone ?

Peace, xo.

Job search why you so hard.

Hey peoples,

So  a lot has happened lately;

  • I dropped out of school to work
  • Have a job milking cows (which I still hold to this very moment)
  • found a second job
  • wasn’t successful in the telemarketing category
  •  lost the second job

And now I’m back to the job search, I’ve applied to every notice on Kijiji. I have started out searching in places like Montreal (1 hr away) and Cornwall (also 1 hr away).

Results ? Nothing. NOTHING. *Head desk*

You know I would be okay with the nothing answer if I was not trying, but here is the thing I’m applying to places everyday no matter what in person, by email or phone.

I am a little discouraged but I’m not going to let it affect my outlook or give up. I’m just going to as Dory would say “Just keep swimming” or in this case Just keep applying.