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My Journey To My Pot Of Gold
edited 16 July 2015 at 4:34PM in Debt free diaries
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Where to start??? The house I last spoke about was on a cliff by the sea and I suddenly panicked about it falling into the water, so I pulled out of that sale. I had another try at buying a house that seemed perfect, but the owners had already sold the house, despite allowing viewings etc. I've taken that as a sign to put things off for 2018.
I noticed that I mentioned in my last few posts that certain areas of my life were so stressful! Well, work became more than full time. I was working 12-14 hour days and then had the stupidly long commute on top and I was struggling to find balance in all aspects of life. Plus, I was still getting niggles after my operation and due to my health issues! So, I took 3 months away from everything. No work, no radio, barely leaving the house. I did have a fantastic trip to Hawaii at the beginning of it (July) and visited a few people, but it was mainly about getting myself on a better health track.
That worked out great for me, but my boss took it all very personally and hasn't been too nice to me since I got back. All promises of promotion were revoked and when I asked about my career path, he'd just shrug his shoulders at me and not say a word. He's since started telling people that he thinks he may have been too harsh so we have to have a chat next week to see what's happening.
Other than that, I need to find that balance I keep talking about, and I need to stop the manic spending again! My savings obviously dipped during my sabbatical and now I need to start being more adulty!!! I doubt I'll ever make it fully to adulthood, but I can at least try to make sure I stop the silly spends and concentrate on the priorities. I have a lot of things that need doing, so I'm going on a financial fast! New diary will be started this evening ready for a fresh new year.
Happy New Year everyone, and I'll soon have a new link to my new diary!
I've really missed being on here, and the lovely support group. I'm hoping I've not been away too long and that people are still here and happy to read my ramblings again!
I'm glad you are looking after yourself and I hope things work out with your boss.
Happy New Year MT x
Solicitor/survey savings 300/1700
Emergency fund 0/1000
Buffer fund 0/200
You did 110% + by taking that time out of everything .
I’m sure you know my feelings about the area you work in :rotfl:
I used to always be there for everyone workwise. The job I was doing was not really one where you could progress as such promotion wise unless I wanted o be facilities manager which is not for me .
On one of my ‘discussions’ with my boss , she told me I take things personal. I surprised her and told her she is right . I also told her that I will treat people the way I expect to be treated myself .blah blah blah.:rotfl:
My mind is very absorbent and I can go on in many tangents, but you still have the control of making things easier for yourself in the long term. When you find your new ideal home ,is when things should start going in the right direction for you .
This year you’ll make it happen .
Keep it together
DIA - I'll catch up with your diary shortly - definitely this week.
AC - I'll do the same with you. I think you're right that things will work out when they're meant to as long as I keep pushing forward.
That chat with your previous boss must have really taken her by surprise. They always seem to expect us to disagree. I remember you telling me about that particular boss though, who didn't sound great!