Spring, rebirth, renewal, genesis, I'm doing a lot of the things I require to move my life in the direction I want to go. I'm tired after working for eight hours. I did not sleep well last night. It seemed like no sooner had I gone to bed than it was time to wake up, but at least I made it to the chiropractor first thing this morning. My neck is still stiff and sore, I need to stretch that. I need to make my physical well being a higher priority. I know I'll get there, I'm just frustrated that it's taking me so long to see gains. Today I committed to two things that I'm slightly nervous about. I linked my Roth IRA to my checking account and initiated a $25/week draft and I increased my 401(k) contributions to 25%.

I can change both of these at any time, the plan is to keep increasing my savings and retirement money to narrow the rather large gap that stands between me and a a more comfortable retirement than I would have had without these changes. It will be tough, especially if I go down to three days at work like I'm planning to do. But if I can cut the amount of money I'm spending, increase the amount I'm saving and investing, that will help. Doing the right things all the time is really hard, much harder than it needs to be I think. Long ago a friend of mine told me I need to be in robot mode. Just do things without thinking that I'm tired, hungry, angry, lonely, in pain, etc...

I hate working on Fridays. I dislike working by myself when huge orders come in, today was non-stop orders, that stresses me out more than it should. Tomorrow I'm going to talk to my boss about my schedule and how I can make this work for her, me, and the department. I'm excited to go into work and see her tomorrow. Today I had a good day with a woman who sometimes frustrates me to work with, when I work with my other friend we seem to have this brain connection where we automatically know what the other person needs or will do next. We can anticipate what the other will want and cooperate on projects. I really miss her and can't wait to see her when she gets back from her trip.

Romance - I want some. Some time ago I saw a tweet from a friend asking you to DM your Twitter crush. I thought that was interesting so I retweeted it and sent him the kissing face emoji....


Got distracted by the call from TD Ameritrade. Going to transfer the rest of my assets over there. Such stellar service deserves to be rewarded and it will simplify and streamline my life. 20 free trades, not bad for an hour's worth of work. Really happy with my accomplishments today. As someone I know once said, momentum is important.

Until next time,


P.S. Sometime I'm going to write about the freedom you get when you're single and completely in control of how you spend and invest your money. The power is astonishing. This has to be one of the best days of my adult life. Treasuring this moment of sheer contented bliss...


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