I guess I have two maybe three big things to announce today in the wee morning. Actually make that four.
Started a massive binge of all Gordon Korman books. I can't believe I didn't read the Island or (especially) the Everest series he put out when I was in like grade 7. So gripping and short reads (because it's aimed at like ten year olds- lol.) I can finish each book during the ride to work and then another when i get on the subway to go home again and probably one more before bed.
I've been on a reading roll these days. So far this year I've read 30 books. (even when you combine all the Gordon Korman series I've read into a 'single' book) and a couple of graphic novels as well. Reading is going well, and I'm enjoying it :) And I've been buying lots of books.
LINE OF CREDIT IS FINALLY PAID OFF!! Which means:
a) I can close up the account and taking my dads name out. So now there's no way I can screw his credit rating as well.
b) Leaving me with only a credit card to worry about to pay off which is about 1200 and should be done my May.
c) My osap is steadily coming down. I'm trying to maintain paying $100 each paycheque regardless of the fact I only have to pay 100 a month.
d) I dropped the gym saving myself $65 a month. And soon, once I save up I'm switching to wind because $40 trumps $70 a month.
e) One the dang credit card is paid off know what that means? I can start saving all the extra cash I have to save up for moving out. f) I'm planning to hopefully have by the middle of August: 1st and last rent, plus two months rent safety net. I'll start looking for places in June/July.
g) finally, once credit card is all paid off I can close up my account and transfer to PC and save myself $15 a month because I pay for my account with TD.
h) Despite all this budgeting that I'm trying to keep a hold off, I am allowing myself to buy $50 worth of books a month because in the midst of things I do deserve some luxuries otherwise I'll go crazy!
a) I had a body positive day today. I may not be perfect but today that didn't seem to matter and that was pretty nice to feel that. I'm also happy because my bangs have passed that stage where you just want to chop them off because you literally cant do anything to them to make them look ok. But now they're looking great and also because I'm trying to limit the amount of hair straightening/ hairspray I use and taking proper vitamins to aid in hair growth I'm becoming more comfortable in the hair department. There's still a long ways to go but I finally feel sort of comfortable with the mop on top of my head.
b) and as always..I'm doing my best to get by. Taking it one day at a time.