I’ve been reading a lot this year- Yay me!! It was kind of a mini new years resolution. I also decided that I was going to buy physical books rather than e-books because I needed something that wasn’t on a screen. Working in front of a computer all day, watching TV after work, using a computer for blogging, and my addiction to things like Facebook/Twitter/Pinterest/You Tube on my phone was starting to get a bit much for my poor eyes so I had to get them a non screen related hobby. Should I have picked exercise? Probably… but nope.
I hate to admit it, but I like saving money. I like it so much that when I had a savings account that accrued interest daily I would log on to my netbank just to have a look at the figure rising up and up. I like it so much that I would confidently put ‘money saver’ on a list of hobbies, or sit on the couch on a weeknight after work and write a blog post on money saving tips for travel or anything you need it be, really.
I would like to say it comes from the great feeling of being self sufficient and knowing I have backup money incase my entire world turns to sh*t, but so far my favourite feeling has been walking into a new car shop looking like your average poor twenty something and having the assumption made that I will need to finance and then proudly saying “oh no, I’ll be making a cash payment.” The end of that story was me not wanting to part with my money and buying a second hand car for half the price (which I still have 7 years later) but thats beside the point.
Once upon a time there was a girl called Emma (that’s me) who started a blog in the hopes that she could get all of the overthinking out of her head and free up space in her brain to be a normal person. Ok, technically it was so she could brag about travelling, but the overthinking thing came as a bonus. She soon discovered that other people were doing this too, except they were making money out of it and some eventually quit their full time jobs. This appealed to Emma who’s ideal lifestyle was to be a stay at home puppy mum and do whatever she wanted whenever she wanted. Emma started researching all of the different aspects of blogging and soon found out that it’s not an instant solution to all life’s problems.