Sunday, 15 December 2013
Time v Money
BUT in the meantime I get paid at my full rate instead of the supply rate which is 2/3 of the full rate.
So I find myself in the position of earning decent money but don't have any time (or energy) to do anything with it. A few months of teaching will be enough to fit a whole new kitchen or upgrade my ancient car. Or replace the drafty front window and rotten back door.
I'm finding myself spending more money in the supermarket as I don't have time to cook from scratch (although I did score 4 avocados for 80p yesterday!!)
I now pay someone to walk my dogs every day.
Yesterday my ancient Dyson blew up. Instead of researching the best price for its replacement I got one that was the quickest delivery (John Lewis next day delivery to my Waitrose) By shopping around I could have saved some money but I didn't have the luxury of time. And with 2 dogs I really need to hoover daily!!
So it was a bit of an aha! moment for me.
Being cash rich/time poor is the opposite of the real me but I need a steady income. The aim of this blog was to save £40k in 4 years. So I'm giving myself a period of adjustment and will use the Christmas holidays to get myself organised in the ways of frugal living again. I've ordered a new fridge freezer ( I did the research on that weeks ago so it's a good deal!!) so hope to get it filled over the holidays.
I must admit I'm loving being back teaching. It's hard work during the day plus I'm bringing home work every night. I'm sure this will settle down once I get things organised but there's only one week left of term. And it's a lovely one with Nativity performances, church service and party.
Life throws stuff at you. It's how you deal with it that's important. 3 years ago I would never have imagined this was how my life would be. But I wouldn't change a thing :-)