Today is payday! I’m so excited because it’s my first payday in more than a year and it’s so fantastic to see my bank balance up for a change, after watching it steadily decline over the last year.
I’m lucky in that I haven’t needed a paycheque because I worked so hard at saving up for this crazy year of postgraduate study, but those savings weren’t going to last forever – or even for the rest of 2012! So, I’m very thankful to have found a wonderful job that can help re-build my bank balance.
Of course, a first pay cheque deserves a celebratory purchase, so I’ll have to sort that out soon, too. I’d seen a fabulous, funky set of vintage late-1960s dishes at a charity shop about a month ago and told myself that if they were still there on payday that would be my treat. But they were gone when I went back so now I need a new plan. I don’t know what that will be yet, but it will be some sort of a little treat. I am happy to take suggestions for ways to treat myself so feel free to share your thoughts!
I know it’s not much money, but it’s another step toward my future and that makes me happy.