Summer Plans

+ July 2, 2017

You know when there doesn’t seem to be much going on, but there seems like SO much is going on? That’s how I’ve been feeling lately. Everything feels like a lot of “hurry up and wait.” I’ve been lacking in motivation but now I can feel it picking up again.

It’s officially summer and here are my summer plans (some of which I assume will extend beyond the warmer months).

Budgeting Money

As I mentioned in my last post, I’m in a stretch before I can apply for indefinite leave to remain. This plus a few other bureaucratic bits I need to wrap up mean I need to save a decent chunk of money. My deadline is 28 April 2017, but I also need things to be in order financially from about January onward. To put a bit more strain on everything, our lease ends at the end of January. And we know we HAVE to move, because Poppy needs an outdoor space. We will need deposits, money for movers, and all the little bits that add up around a big move. All in all, I am looking at needing to gather a spare £8K. Not exactly pocket change.

There are a few changes I need to make. For one, I have a rather pricey taxi addiction. Not to mention my penchant for takeaways. It’s going to be oh so very hard, but worth it in the long run. I’m hoping once we get into the swing of things, and my immigration status is settled, that we can save for a house!

Working on Pretty Content

I have been working on something behind the scenes: Pretty Content. My ultimate career goal is to own a boutique marketing agency but until now I’ve never done much to spur myself in that direction. It will be years and years until this will be a reality (post-house buying definitely!), but I’ve taken the first baby step by opening myself up for custom design. I also plan to introduce pre-made WordPress themes later in the year.

So, for now, this is a bit of a soft launch. Why a soft launch, though? Because I’m happy to announce that Pretty Content is sponsoring the Best New Blogger category in the Bloggers Blog Awards! The winner will receive a custom WordPress theme designed by myself under the Pretty Content brand. I’m really looking forward to working with the winner in October!

Obviously with such strict budgeting, I don’t really have that many summer plans! I expect mainly we will be taking advantage of living up the road from the beach, and I will be spending a lot of time building the Pretty Content brand. But I am really excited for both of these things!

What are your plans for the summer?

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  • dad

    It is wise to have an outlook. Remember the statement> Fail to plan means plan to fail.

  • I have apply for ILR next summer – I’m mildly dreading. I hated applying for both my FLR and my FLRM. And the fact that they just raised the prices is ridiculous! x