I've been busy still trying to tweak my new work hours around my life, getting myself better organised, creating a vision board for myself, reading about wealth creation, looking at real estate for a house, decluttering, tidying up and developing myself. It's been busy, productive and positive. I can feel a shift happening in myself and it feels motivating.
The biking to and from work has began to give me a sense of wellbeing. Breathing in fresh air and looking at the amazing array of birds in the morning as I pedal is relaxing compared to the radio and traffic management I used to deal with in the car. My ride is now 20 minutes each way. I have reduced the time it takes as my fitness has increased. My increase in wellbeing has also given me a bit more consciences about my body. I'm looking at eating healthier options however I am still heavily lured by junk food and chocolate.
We are still the frugal family. Now that we are aiming towards goals on how to spend our savings it will all have a fuller meaning of why we choose to not eat out at restaurants whenever we want like we did in the past. We do eat inexpensive takeout once in a while but we don't buy drinks, desserts and so forth as we used to. Last night for dinner we had roast vegetables of potato, carrot, onion, garlic from the shop and pumpkin from our garden. I also shallow fried 5 portions of barramundi that The Rambling Expat had caught last weekend. I told Dolly we were eating our own version of Fish and Chips. She asked where the chips were and I pointed to the roast potatoes :-) Delicious and frugal.
Our Borneo trip tin is slowly filling up as we collect a few cans and bottles here and there. This week is our smallest pile yet as our neighbours haven't given us many. But I might squeeze in a beach walk and clean up the litter bugs rubbish and gather bottles and cans on the way. As for Dolly her school banking savings account is looking healthy as is her spending money box.
Clothes, Accessories and Make Up:
I am doing well on my challenge on the clothing front. However I must mention my mum gave me 3 pairs of leggings and ex boss lady gave me a pair of sneakers. Both are serving me well on my biking. I purchased 2 purses at the op shop for $15 each. I love them and they have price tags of $69.95 and $79.95. I'm really happy with this find as my 6 year old leather wallet has stretched too much and all my cards were falling out in public places. So I resorted everything in my new wallet and feeling very organised there. (Sorry no photos yet as we don't have out photo shop up yet on this computer).
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Our Frugal Lifestyle
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- Passionate about eco-frugality. I used to party hard, clubbing my way from pay-packet to pay-packet. Never getting ahead, just getting by. Then came our much wanted baby with no savings in the bank - only an old car. Changes were made to our lifestyle and we didn't turn back. In the past 6yrs we purchased a flat, found employment, lived below our means, built an emergency fund, purchased a reliable car and saw the financial benefits of our frugal lifestyle. Our only debt is our mortgage. Our aim is to manage our cash flow wisely, pay off our home quickly and eventually work for pleasure, not necessity. Join us on our journey, share insights, tips and tricks to help us and others to get ahead while having a good time.