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Oi, Money (What a Problem)

By the start of next month, I would actually start contributing to the household expenses and this has forced me to consider the state of my finances. I’ve got some savings and the like, so that’s okay. I’m also looking to keep on saving more as, of course, we don’t know what might happen in the future. Better safe than sorry, right? I’ve also been thinking of investments and the like and I’ve got some ideas. Meanwhile, I’m also looking around for a possible part-time job that I can do during the weekends. I’ll just have to talk about these things later because this post actually has some other point to it.

Basically, I would need to be more careful about my money starting next month. Not that I’m not, but nowadays I’ve gotten quite comfortable with it and that’s not quite a good thing. So I guess in a way, this is good. This is going to force me to actually do accounting for my money so I know what goes where. So yes, that’s quite responsible and all that. And thus it brings me to this: WHAT ABOUT FUN?

You know, what about my expensive fandom tshirts? Other cute, random stuff like office materials? And what about my food trips and outings with friends? WHAT DO I DO?

My last cute notebook???

My last cute notebook???

Well, looks like there won’t be expensive shirts for a while before I figure things out. As for office materials, I’ve actually got a lot of stuff at home so I will also have to abstain from that. And the food trips and outings? I guess I’ll just have to allot money for them. Those are just things that are important and it can work. Somehow. I don’t know how yet, but they would. Ahaha…

I guess we can go low budget on meeting up with friends. No need to go anywhere too expensive unless it’s a really special occasion. Maybe we can also get that Game of Thrones themed (not-) sleepover to actually happen. Get together in a house, bring snacks/dinner and then Game of Thrones marathon. Sleep optional, though I’d probably turn into a zombie if I ever attempted not to sleep at all…

So anyway, here’s to future budget planning. May it work out well for me who likes to eat out and spend money somewhat vicariously.

(And thus a rambling post about money and spending was done.)

After 10 Years…

A long time ago, back in 2002, I made myself a Fanfiction.Net account and it’s like a new world opened up to me. Even before that, I was unknowingly making fanfiction, writing them down in notebooks and journals and actually filling up a couple. Getting my fanfiction published online was exciting and fun and I got to meet new people and participate in fandom in a way that I never thought possible.

A decade and a bit later, here I am again, contemplating to try and write and publish fanfiction again; I am excited and intimidated as well as terrified. It’s just been so long and so far, what I’m coming up with is a bunch of crap. I’m always plagued with how I may never finish and people may not like what I write and it’s just very, very frustrating on top of the fact that I feel like nothing I write is good enough. But I’m still trying and I’m trying to psyche myself up. Of course everything’s going to suck. You haven’t tried writing creatively in forever, never mind attempting to write so many things all at once which is really what I have planned. Perhaps stupidly so, but I want to do so many things and if I don’t try and do them, when will I? So here is me trying and hoping with all my might that I’ll actually get things done.

I’ve tried to start up writing fanfiction again before but it never worked. Probably because I had no one who was watching but myself. Now I have support in the way of one of my friends and I’m hoping that her watching over my progress would be the boost that I need.

…I have been staring at the screen for five minutes and it’s 11:30pm here. I think it’s time for bed, haha. There will be time to write more tomorrow.