I’m trying to focus on some of my many projects today. I’m one of those people who starts a lot of projects with tons of enthusiasm…then peters out somewhere along the way. I often just forget about them!
One thing I really, really need to do is train myself to make the internet my tool, not the other way around. While the internet is a great source of information, it has also been a form of cheap entertainment for the last couple of years. When I get bored, I should work on learning Spanish (a goal of mine for a long time) or I should go work out at the gym. I’m no better than a TV watching couch potato if I’m sitting on my butt fooling around on the net half the day.
One of the many assignments I’ve given myself is to write 10 articles to try to sell. A couple of people have said I’m a good writer so I’m going to give it a try. I don’t expect any immediate money but it will be a learning experience, if nothing else. Hopefully I’ll get better as I go. I did sell an article a couple of years ago for 20 or 30 dollars. I put it up on constantcontent.com. I think they’re out of business now. I had almost forgotten the article when it sold, months after I put it up. So I guess it’s time to try again!
I worked at spending under $10 for (healthy) food yesterday but had was “out of money” before dinner time. I was near a dollar store so I bought a $1.00 bag of sunflower seeds and made that my dinner. I couldn’t finish the bag…they were that filling! What a cheap dinner! The only problem is, the seeds weren’t organic and they were extremely salty. I might try going to one of the healthfood stores and getting a dollar’s worth of organic seeds from one of those barrels…the kind where you can take as much as you want. I’m not sure if these seeds are even available in organic form. If not, it still might be worth the compromise. If I can’t get organic at the dollar store then perhaps I’ll just buy them at the dollar store and rinse the salt off.
Today, I’m doing okay. I had coffee for $1.60(gotta quit that), a can of organic lentil soup I had bought yesterday for $1.79, a tuna and crackers thingy that cost around $2.00, a coke for under $2.00…well as you can see, I have issues with caffeine. So I’m at around $7.79 now…maybe slightly less, and I still need dinner. It’s only 2 pm and I’m already pretty hungry. Oh yes, I bought some organic greens (the store didn’t have spinach…boooo!) to eat tonight…that put me over budget as they were over $3 but I can save some for tomorrow (it’s fairly cool today and will be tonight so they should keep alright). I have some seeds left too for tonight.
If I go to dinner with my daughter though, as planned, all bets are off. That will probably cost me $20. So worth it though! She’ll be going back to school in a few days so I’ll try to have lunch or dinner with her a couple more times before she leaves.
I hope you’re all having a wonderful weekend! Thanks again for reading!