From the beginning I’ve thought that increasing my income was my best bet to speeding up my debt free journey. And with summer approaching and the kids being older, I thought it was the perfect time to explore that theory as a reality. And now it’s here! I start my new job…TODAY! Woohoo!
I’ll be working 12-15 hours a week, doing whatever needs to be done, and it’s outside my home. This is so huge. I haven’t worked outside of the house in almost 11 years. I’m excited about the ‘adult’ time, yes, I’m aware most people don’t go to work to have adult time. I’m excited to try something new where the possibilities of what I’ll get to learn are endless. And I’m excited to see what new responsibilities this may bring out in my kiddos.
My youngest has struggled the most with the idea, but when I reminded him that 1) I would be away less hours then he spends in the gym for him competitive gymnastics and 2) if I go in the mornings, I would be back before the kids get up (yes, we are all night owls.) It will take a few weeks to really see what kind of income this will bring in, especially since I’m going to max out the tax they can take out, but then I’ll have to come up with a plan for using it wisely! I’m thinking a 40/40/10/10 split – 40% towards debt, 40% towards savings, 10% fun money and 10% giving.
I’m just so excited about the possibilities!