That’s right, folks. In 12 days, I am getting kicked out of the nest. I have to learn to fly by myself now through this cruel world.
Okay, that may be exaggerating a little…I won’t be completely on my own. My parents will still let me crash at their place when I want to get out of the city and take a mini-vacation. My mom offered to cook me dinner still so that I won’t starve (because honestly, my cooking skills include only fajita and pasta at this point. I’m hoping this will change when I get in my new kitchen and don’t have my mom or boyfriend cooking for me!).
But I will be paying for everything — rent, utilities, food, etc. — all by myself. It makes me proud and scared out of my mind to say that. My parents can’t really afford to help me out financially, so I really am growing up and doing this on my own.
I saved up money from my two jobs this summer (one which pays a decent wage and gives me a lot of hours, and one which is more laid-back and has less hours to offer) in order to pad my bank account before I have to cut my hours back for school. I plan on working the job that gives me a lot of hours during the school year in order to help with expenses; it’s also a “foot in the door” for me with my future, post-graduation career.
Right now, I am finalizing my budget (and budget binder), organizing and packing to move, and brainstorming more ideas for this blog….so needless to say, I’m a bit busy this week. I’m going to try to give an update soon, including helpful hints on making a budget, creating a budget binder (which is actually really fun) and how to make the leap from your parents’ nest into the big, bad world. Stay tuned!