Back to the UK

The second significant thing that happened this month is that my bf's mother got engaged... and wants us to come to the wedding next summer. They live in the UK, and while I'm absolutely ecstatic to go back (we visited for the first time in June), I also have no idea how I'm going to pay for it.

I think it's pretty much definite that I need to go back to working full-time next year. That way I can fund this trip, and start making some real progress on the Visa (maybe even start paying back my bf!).

I'm looking forward to the extra money, but feeling ill at ease at the thought of juggling school and work again. I really have to lock down a reasonable work/study/exercise schedule that I can stick to... I think it's the only way I'll be able to handle it (and not return to my old stress-spending ways!).

I have 6 (maybe 7) months to fund a $3000 vacation fund (or $2000 at bare minimum). Assuming I start work again in February, I would have to save about $600 per month. Hopefully that's possible??


Simplelivin' said...

You might have to cut back on some things, but you'll be able to do it! If you don't have one already, make a list of everything you pay for and see how much you need to make to cover all of that plus saving, and make modifications where you can.
Good luck!!!

Miss M said...

Well it sounds like you can make it if you work full time...but you won't have much of a life I imagine. A lovely trip will be a good motivator for saving. Welcome back.

Sunflowers said...

@Simplelivin: One good thing about going back to work full-time - I won't be paying $100 every month for health insurance! But otherwise, my budget is tough to tweak :\

@Miss M: I did it for 2 years... the problem was I had too much of a life, and it was really pounding my grades. So you're right - I need to not have a life, and be ok with that! I guess I need to make the most of the time I have left!

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