So remember I talked on the last post about how when you set a massive goal, a humongous plan, an audacious adventure for yourself with your finances .. then the Universe will send resistance! The roadblocks will come .. the brick walls with throw themselves in front of you and you will feel like climbing back under the duvet and hiding from ever dreaming that you could be “Back in control”
So .. Guess what happened?
On cue .. almost immediately my trusty laptop began to play silly beggars!
My laptop – the one piece of kit that I really need to work online, to create my content and to run my online training events .. decided it would stop booting up.
Then after about a zillion times it did – and I whipped off a super fast back up before it reset .. never to launch again!
So today its being take to my lovely Robin to try and get it fixed .. but if not I guess the first unexpected expense in the brand new business will be a new computer .. SIGH!
So … I have a choice … slide off back into obscurity .. or figure out how to make my smartphone do the work of a whole computer in the meantime .. and can I tell you how much a touch-typer resents the “hunt n peck” of a smartphone keyboard!!!
Yup! Today I am taking my own advice and setting off on this adventure with what is literally “in my hand” .. the resources that I have with me right here, right now in my home!
Food to be stretched, adjustments to be made, business resources to be created (even on a phone) and of course the first unofficial challenge of my new financial future ,, the “Cash in hand challenge”
To allow my bank accounts time to “normalise” .. for all the transactions that are pending to wiggle their way through and for it all to calm down a little before I set my bare bones budget I am going to be working on the cash I have in my pure, the random saucers of money around the house and a good old rootle down the back of the sofa.
The thing is … in the time of Covid-19 pretty much no-one is accepting cash these days .. so I have bagged everything up and will be taking it to the back today to deposit into my pretty darn empty current account . And then I need to make that one account last as long as I possibly can!
Fingers crossed that the computer repair wont wipe out a chunk of it .. Robin pretty much has an upper limit of £45 for looking at a machine and letting you know whether its worth working on so fingers crossed that by today I know exactly how much deeper this financial hole of mine is going to be!
In the meantime .. as much work as I can get around to using an annoying keyboard LOL. And lots of list making to set myself up for this Fridays first official Challenge .. “The StoreCupboard Challenge”” where we can engage our creative instincts again to live off of the food we have in stock for as along as possible to give ourselves the financial jumpstart we need to get some momentum.
Wish me luck with the repairman!