Well, I don't know about you, but I'm feeling like a real CHAMP today.
Yes, I washed the dishes.
I also filed my taxes.
I don't think I need to emphasize what level of tedious/ambitious that one falls under, but I did it. All on my ownsies. I mean, yeah Turbo Tax makes it pretty easy to do, but trying to track down some of my W-2 forms from last year along with school documents, previous tax info, etc... another story. Anyway, it's done. Sent. And the best part?
I'm getting THREE GRAND BACK.
Oh yeah, hi. That's why I wait tables. Tips and PHAT TAX RETURNS.
(& free pie.)
(I went with blackberry the other night, as opposed to rhubarb by the way.)
( P.S. not only did I not know that rhubarb was a vegetable, I didn't know how to spell it. Thanks for the proper spelling, Meg)
(P.S.S. Here's a picture of said pie. As you can see the photo was taken mid-gorge.)
(It was ridiculous.)
I'M GETTING THREE GRAND BACK!!!
My mind is already running miles and miles away with lists of stupid purchases I'd like to make.
I may not. make. stupid. purchases. with. huge. tax. return.
None what so ever.
Only because it's been brought to my attention, that some fabulous people I know, aka my family, don't really think I'm financially responsibly/saavy enough to pull off moving to New York.
Lets do some math, shall we.
Is it a practical move? No.
Am I really all that financially responsible? No.
Are they right for being at all craaaaazy skeptical? Yes. Ha, they so are!
Truthfully, I have a savings account, but it's never had any savings in it. EVER. At the moment, I currently owe all kinds of stellar amounts of money to my credit cards/the government for school loans. And I'm only about three months behind on my car payments (no big deal). Financially, I'm not that impressive, ok, I admit it. But I've always been this way, and I've always managed to get by just fine.
It's only now, this fantastic new year, that I'm attempting to do something out of the ordinary. I'm proposing that I finally pay my dues here and there and actually save a large sum of money in order to move cross country. For me, this a pretty tall order. And it is kind of funny. I'm not good or wise with money. I'm not.
But HEY. Correct me if I'm wrong.....I'm pretty sure there's a little saying that goes, "Where there's a will, there's a way." Similarily, Where's there's a Punky, there's Power. Power to MAKE DREAMS HAPPEN. So, for like the 100th (or maybe only like the 10th time on this blog), I'm doing it!!!! I'm paying off my debt, I'm saving five grand, and I'm moving to New York. (In that exact order.)
THIS IS HOW SERIOUS I AM:
I made a New York folder!
And a Finance tracking sheet!
Yup, I'm turning this whole moving to New York thing like my very own big DIY Life
And it's going to be one hell of a finished product.
The big fat zero dollars saved so far on the tracking sheet, is a bit discouraging, Yes. BUT, I'm on my way. I'm just gunna focus on paying off my credit cards first, paying my mom back for all her generous help, and paying off some other stupid things I neglected to make payments on, i.e. a pap smear from last year and my Disneyland pass. I'm really funny, I know. And by funny, I mean dumb. But here's to changing that.
This time, next year, I'll be posting from a little cafe in Soho. Or from my little home in Brooklyn. Wearing a Yankees hat, and a big comfy scarf. And it's going to be EPICALLY GREAT to link back to this post.
Happy Saturday to you. I'm going to enjoy the rest of my evening with some sorbet and some Bubba.