Week 2 update: you reap what you sow

This week has been wonderful compared to last week. In the last weekly update, I talked about how difficult it was (already!) to stay motivated, and this week the universe send me a little gift of encouragement.

Hard work pays off

Starting on the debt free journey has done wonders for my business. The excuses of “I don’t feel good enough” or “I don’t feel like doing it” are almost not relevant anymore because if I don’t put in the effort and don’t grow my business, I’ll never get out of my current situation.

So, for the past two weeks, I’ve been putting in the work and it’s really rewarding to see that some small payouts are coming back. I got a new high-paying client, I’m applying to better projects because I have a much clearer vision of where I want my business to go. It’s almost magical.

This week was not only good though.

Wasted money

This week I had to go further into debt because of a tax payment for my company. It’s totally my fault because I knew this payment was coming months ago, and I should have set aside some money for it. But let’s blame it on past-Maria who was much less educated about personal finance.

In addition, I managed to spend $117 on basically nothing. I sat down and actually tried to come up with where I spent that money, and the results were just dinners and lunches out.

As much as it sucked to realized that I’ve wasted all that money, instead of staying in or packing a lunch for work, it taught me an important lessonĀ about what I’m most likely to waste money on. Although, it’s a tiny bit embarrassingĀ because eating out is number one post every financial guru is telling you to cut out, and still I fell into that trap.

Strangely enough, I feel more motivated about achieving my goal now.

Until next week!
– M