19/03/2017

Life Update March 2017


Apart from doing some coursework, playing on The Sims 3 and calling my Nan my to-do list this evening isn't that long. I thought that I would update you guys on what's going on in my life at the moment.

Work
You may have realised that since the end of February I have been rather absent on both my blog and YouTube channel. I cannot even begin to explain to you how busy I have been with work and preparing for my driving test. The list of things that I need to do is probably as long as my arm and just keeps growing day by day. 

I'm hoping that by the beginning of April things will calm down and I can get back on track with blogging & making videos. Trying to get blog posts written & uploaded as well as filming videos, editing and uploading them with a full-time job is hard. 

By the time my working day has ended I'm exhausted and I have no energy to sit down and write up a blog post. All I want to do at the moment in the evening is put a film on and play The Sims 3. 

New Laptop
You may have noticed that I got a new laptop which is super exciting. I have the Lenovo ideapad 510S which is so light and I absolutely love it. I got it off Very which means that I can pay for it monthly. This is such a great way for people who don't earn that much to buy things as you can manage how much you pay back each month. 

My new laptop has given me so much more inspiration to blog as it's a lot easier to carry around with me but I just don't have the time at the moment. It's such a perfect laptop for me as it's easy to carry around, easy to use & set up as well as having all the functions that I need it to have.

Driving update
If you have been reading my blog for a while then you will know that I have already attempted my practical driving test twice. I failed both one with five majors and one with only one major. However, I have my third driving test coming up very soon. 

To say I am scared is an understatement but I feel so much more positive about this one as the car I am driving now I feel much more comfortable in. I have had driving lessons twice a week for two hours and a half for about the past two months which has really made me determined to pass. I'm thinking about writing a blog post about my driving experience which may help some of you. 

Budgeting
Most of you will know that in 2016 I got my first real job where I get paid a set amount each month. I started that job in April and each month I have several things to pay for such as rent, my phone bill etc...But it's only been since the beginning of 2017 that I have learnt how to budget. I'm usually pretty good with money but I am the worst at saving it up. 

I am hoping that once I pass my driving test that this will help a lot as most of my money at the moment goes towards driving lessons. A block of 10 hours costs me £220 which is usually gone within 4 driving lessons as at the moment each lesson is 2 hours and a half for me. 

However, I manage my budgeting by how much I have left the day before payday. If I haven't had to borrow any money from my Mum then I have budgeted well for the month. I always like to put a bit of "safety" money into my savings account on the day I get paid. This is just so I can have some money if I ever get into trouble. 
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