I was so productive today. I made some amazing progress on my website (see here: http://mreece85.wix.com/bestofeurope). I also created a budget. I'm tired of not having enough money, so I'm going to change that. Although I have some challenges to face (like paying off my credit card), I know that I can catch up if I stick to this budget. Something I realized right away is that I don't make enough money for my lifestyle. Using conservative numbers, I only have $300 left over after budgeting everything. I've decided I'm going to save $50 each paycheck and I'm going to pull out $100 in cash for entertainment each month. Once that cash is spent, this girl will be stuck with nights in. I need to cut back. No reason I should be spending $100 a weekend after going out.
I also did a lot of planning for the new year. I know I've mentioned that my goal for next year is to publish my first book (oh, and write it). I'm also going to do what I can to market myself. I'm thinking of creating video blogs for youtube, articles to publish for kindle, and creating an author website. I'm also excited to share that I signed up for a class in January about how to publish a book. Might as well learn what I can now before the book is done. I'm so thrilled to think that this year I am going to make so many of my dreams happen. I know this year will have good things in store!