Sometimes I wish decisions were still as tough as what to have in your sandwich at school.
Today I have drafted myself a budget and savings plan for the rest of the year. It’s going to be tricky to stick within it, but I’m excited – having money saved up means I will end up with choices in life. We all know choices are important.
I have a little bit of debt to pay off, which is priority number one. But that will be cleared by the beginning of March (if I stick to budget) and I will then go on to be able to save over NZD$9,500 by Christmas. What the frick?! Why did I not do this last year? Bloody useless.
If you follow me on twitter, you will have seen my tweet about my boss offering to match whatever I can save for a house deposit and go halves in a mortgage. Now while this is a bloody good offer, the 26 year old with itchy feet inside just wants to explore the world.
As a good friend pointed out to me, I’m not old yet. It’s true, I’m not. I also don’t want to be tied down yet. Secretly, I think my boss offered it because he doesn’t want me to leave my job and travel. I don’t want to leave it either – but it’s important to get out of the comfort zone and live life.
I have often spoken of my craving for the UK and Europe – so it is most definitely top of the list. My sister and her boyfriend are heading that way in June, so I’m hoping to join them not long after.