today i finally got paid for work this month; a little mixup at first but things got figured out quickly. basically they only paid me for one week of work instead of the whole month. now that i have money, i sat down tonight and figured out a monthly budget so i can manage my money in a more logical manner. i've never really had to live on a budget but i am going to give it a shot.
this year has really shaped me into more of an adult than almost any other time. i have to make sure i have food to stay alive, pay bills/rent, create a budget, figure out holiday plans, etc. these are tough decisions to make. i liked it better when i had to decided if i wanted to build a micro-machine city or a lego castle.
i am finding it harder to find time for my passions; i don't want to forget about things i want to do. i need to figure out a way that i can still bike, hike, camp, play guitar, shoot short videos, photograph things, and play roller hockey.
take it in strides.