So I am taking a leap of faith...

...and hope I do not land flat on my face.

I have resigned from my full time job and I do not have anything else lined up. For me to leave without having another job around the corner is really unlike me. I have not been unemployed since I was 14 and worked at Wendy's.

A lot has been happening with me lately and after some serious consideration I decided that resigning was best right now for my current situation and I am hopeful that things in my personal life will settle down and that I will find another job soon.

I do have a nest egg to get me through a couple months of not working but it won't last much longer than that and I don't want to have to tap into my LOC for living expenses. I still have my part time position and I could likely pick up some extra shifts there.

It's a bit scary but the market here in Alberta right now is hopping and there are more jobs than there are qualified candidates so I am hopeful.

I anticipate I may have to take a salary cut but I am fine with doing that for the right job with less stress than my current position.

So overall, what this means is that I am going to have to tighten the belt and watch my spending. No more dining out, which is the biggest money waster for me. Less driving to conserve gas as, at these prices, it is too expensive to waste. This shouldn't be an issue though as I will mainly only be driving to job interviews. No new clothes, though I am not much of a clothes horse anyway.

Here's hoping all will be well.

Gosh, I haven't posted in a while...'s almost been a full month since I've posted anything. I guess I don't often have much to say that I think others will find interesting.

I am well on track to meet all the goals I set for September except for the 5lb loss and will post my results at the end of the month.

I am STILL waiting to be paid for my July mystery shopping assignments and have no idea what the hold up is. I doubt I will do many of these assigments in the future as it takes so darn long to get paid.

Goals for September

  • Stay within grocery budget of $200 -- in part this will be achieved by using up food from the pantry and freezer and supplementing that food with fresh produce and dairy
  • Be more disciplined and do not overspend in the "fun money" category
  • Pay at least $800 toward LOC
  • Only use MC for items that can immediately be paid in full
  • Lose 5 pounds