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Feels good to have a plan.

September 5th, 2008 at 08:16 am

It feels good to have a plan now, even if it only means having a babysitter 4 hours a week so I can do some freelance work. Already the ideas are flowing, and I am attempting to manage my time and accomplish little tasks so that I can make the most of my 4 hours.

My goal is to get 4 articles published by the end of the year. The money will be split 50-50, with half going to savings and half going to pay extra on my student loan. That should help me meet my goal of paying an extra $1,000 on my loans before year end.

Hubby and I also talked a bit about what we want to do with our lives. We agreed that in a few years when the bean is a little older, we'd like to live overseas for 6 months or a year, so we'll both start looking for jobs and see if anything comes up. It can't hurt to try, right?

Also, I'm thinking of rooting through the basement closet to see if there is anything I can list on eBay. I also have a vintage 1950s bathroom vanity and a 1953 O'Keefe and Merrit stove, which works and was in my last house, to sell. I was thinking of saving them for the yard sale next summer, but I would like to clear out the space.

Maybe I could either post them at a fixed price on eBay with pick up only, or on Craigslist. Although, I have had them on Craigslist and none of the people ever showed up to look at them.

That's the news.

3 Responses to “Feels good to have a plan.”

  1. compulsive debtor Says:

    Do you have any editing experience? I think it's easier to edit from home with children than to write. You might be able to slip in more work that way. (Not that I know anything about editing or that I do that for a living with the booming business or that I'm a journalist too. ...)

  2. thriftorama Says:

    I can edit. I just don't have many connections for that type of work. At least with writing, I already have the outlets in place.

    Pursuing editing is in my long-term plan, though.

  3. compulsive debtor Says:

    Start talking to your old newspaper and anyone that has left the newspaper and moved into corporate communications, PR, etc. You'd be surprised at how much editing freelance is out there.

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