As of yesterday morning, I have locked in enough work to cover the bills through the remainder of the year. No extra. But with the work I have contracted out, I will be able to cover all bills through my mortgage payment on the first of January.
Now it’s going to take a few weeks or even a month to get caught up with everything, especially since this is contract work so clients often delay in payment. But all the work is with existing or previous clients so I have complete faith that I will get paid in a relatively timely manner. Woot. Woot.
This work buys me a couple of months of breathing room, but that’s it. While there will most likely be some ongoing work as a result, I don’t anticipate it will be much.
And this work still leaves me plenty of time to pick up another, at least part time job. I’m will continue to pursue a local in person job to pad things a bit more.
I have also been informed that I will most likely be able to pick up some more hours come the new year from my part time job during tax season. Things are looking up.
Pivot and Focus
Finally, I have been playing around with my now 17 year old consulting firm. It was put on the back burner a couple years ago when I went back into the corporate world. I REALLY wanted to stay in the corporate world, but after a solid year of applications, it’s just not looking like that’s the direction I’m to go.
So I’ve decided on a pivot to my service offerings and am relaunching in a big way. I’ve created some flyers, social campaigns, and beginning next week, I’m going to start pounding the pavement.
For the first time, in a LONG TIME, I am feeling hopeful. And once I get caught up…it will be time to zero in on my debt again. After I save at least $1,000 back in my EF!
Personal note: I greatly appreciate all of the BAD community’s feedback on my posts and decisions. Even when it’s rough, it helps keep me focused and honest. This is a very new phase of my life. And I am genuinely working to make decisions with my head versus my heart. It’s a hard habit to break, but I realize that in the long run, it will be for the best. Please keep pounding on me.
Hope is a digital marketing manager and foster/adoptive single mom to five kids. She has run her own consulting company for over 15 years and took a leap of faith returning to the corporate world in 2021 to a job and team she loves! Hope began sharing her journey with the BAD community in the Spring of 2015 and feels like she has finally mastered the balance between family first and wise financial decisions.