Wednesday, December 4, 2013

First Down Day

So I guess it should be expected: when changing your life, eventually the 'new' will wear off and you'll have a down day. That's today for me. Nothing's wrong, I'm not sick, not fighting with Aaron...just down. Actually, today is payday. You'd think I'd be excited to refill my budget envelopes...especially since I only have three dollars and change left between all four envelopes, but I'm just not too excited about it. Aaron's check was not super big because it was all vacation time and absolutely no overtime. Maybe I'm a bit deflated because the pay was just enough to cover cash out for envelopes & giving and bills so there's no extra to plop on the baby fund. I did make $30 yesterday teaching piano. Maybe I'd get a boost if I went and deposited that to our baby fund account. I'll try it. :)

I had another piano student cancel for today. It seems like Murphy's Law would have it that everytime my student's piano dues are due, either I have to cancel or they do. I've seriously thought about finding a part time job with structured hours in order to give up teaching piano. I love being self employed and I love staying home with my kids, but hate the ups and downs of never knowing if I'll get paid. It's a trade off and most days I love teaching, it's just a lot of stress to have to have my house in order, dog put up, etc. to be able to host students and parents. The upside is that we've structured our budget without counting in any piano money so every dime I make teaching goes right to baby step one and then eventually baby step two. I hope that helps me change my way of thinking towards teaching!


  1. Sending lots of encouragement your way today. Just remember - not so long ago there was $0 in the baby step fund. Look how far you've come already!

  2. Aw, thanks! You're right! I think I just want it to be quick but it took a long time to get here and it's not going to go away quickly. ;)