Where do I begin when discussing January? Well, it was an interesting month and start to the new year. I kicked off the start of January with a couple friends, went to a second baby shower for my best friend and five friends announced they were pregnant. Babys’r’us has become a pretty consistent shopping destination for me lately (another close friend has a baby shower in two weeks). Outside of exciting news from friends, I made a couple travel plans including to a convention next week, a trip to New York and another one to Pennsylvania in June. I’m also in the midst of deciding on where I want to be come next September (when my lease runs out since I really want to go elsewhere) and graduate school. Having multiple coworkers pursuing their masters degrees at the moment has made me feel pressure to decide on something (I gave myself a two year window). By then my student loans will be pretty much gone and I’ll be free to enroll in a program.
Gaming and Entertainment
I’ve been playing a lot of video games this past month and complete two this month. Two weekends ago I beat Persona 4 (review) and last weekend I completed New Super Mario Bros 2 with everything done and unlocked. Currently I’m making my way through Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride and I’m in the last section of the game. I anticipate beating it sometime in the next week (expect a review!)
Movie wise, I did go to the theaters once to see Into the Woods. I was in it in middle school and loved it (it’s one of my favorite musicals) and seeing the movie really took me back. Even 12 years later, I still remembered all the words to the songs (which I mouthed along to). I thought it was a good movie, though I’m still saddened that the baby wasn’t called Stormeggedon!
I didn’t read as much this month and only completed three books (yikes). Goodreads says I’m eight books behind already…but I anticipate reading more next month. It was just a wonky month since I was going in early everyday (and staying late) to do VAAP stuff (Virginia Alternate Assessment Program) and lesson planning. I’m almost done, which means more free-time, hurray!
This was an interesting month in terms of earnings, most notably because it was a lot lower than its been in a year since I started taking side-hustling seriously. There are two reasons for that. 1) The website I wrote for for the last year and a half has tanked and they can’t pay me what I was earning. 2) Sales are down because I don’t really have much else to sell. In February I’ll be prioritizing this and getting back into the grove of side-hustling. Still I walked away from the month with an extra $92.55. My earning breakdowns are;
Swagbucks & Mypoints: $35
That was my January in a nutshell. It was a good month, but I’m looking forward to having a new month (and no more beginning of the year insurance bills!). How was your month?