Newly rejoining the work force isn’t something that I find difficult. After all, the boss is kind to let me start working from home until Kee gets into childcare on 17th Feb. What I do find to be really tough is the reshuffling of personal priorities in terms of time and money.
When I started doing freelance writing in 2008, Hubs had made it very clear that my money was my money and I was free to do whatever I wished with every single cent. I wasn’t required to pay any bills with the “small peanuts” I earned. So with that wicked assurance, I spent every cent as I pleased.
Last year, I started putting a small portion of earnings into the kids’ bank accounts and have since watched it grow into a tiny fortune that came in handy during times of need.
Now with a “regular working person” salary, I want to grow an even more sizable fortune, buy a house (note: house, not flat) and achieve several other things I’ve never been able to achieve as someone with inconsistent freelancing salary. My driving license,
gym membership, LASIK, annual family holidays, maybe even a small car.
Yeah, I could be looking to achieve too much, but could you really blame me? After being poor for half a decade and shelving so many hopes and dreams, the time is now or never!
Nonetheless, none of this is easy. I’ve probably said it a million times (and maybe a million more until I get it all sorted out) but meanwhile, it’s the only thing on my mind.