A VERY expensive week and how I coped

Oh, this week has nearly broken me and I ended up a big sobbing mess yesterday. It has been so busy. My kids starting school, my book being published – fabulous, emotional times and so I rushed, rushed, rushed and forget to eat properly, sleep enough and get enough fresh air and whoosh, I just crashed!

Then the unexpected bills came.



I had to move hosting – £400! I had to buy new templates – £160! The fence at the bottom of the garden needed repairing and the neighbour needed it done and had fencers in so we kind 0f had to agree – £125! 2 replacement tires – £170


I cried a bit more. I had just forked out on lots of uniform and quite a bit on marketing.


Okay, well some tough decisions, little and big, were required.


I am talking at a conference this weekend and wanted a new outfit.



I was going to get my hair and nails done for the weekend.



I was going to shop online at Tesco as usual.

Nope, I did a tight meal plan and went to Aldi.


I was going to take my kids to the circus ( hadn’t told them.)

Nope – ditched the idea and watched a funny DVD instead


Was going to turn down some low paid/dull work because I was so tired

Nope, did it anyway and was grateful.


Saving money and getting by is all about good decisions.

Next week will be better.


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  1. September 14, 2018 / 12:37

    Oh Becky so sorry to hear everything has hit at the same time. Hope you get a moment to look after your self and all best wishes for a successful book launch!

  2. September 16, 2018 / 09:47

    Yikes! I’m sorry you’ve had such a nightmare week. Well done on cutting costs in other places.
    Hope you have time to relax and enjoy being a published author!

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