The title of this blog post could not be more true. I make spreadsheets for EVERYTHING. My favorite? Budgeting.
I have always enjoyed saving money and watching it grow; I have just gotten a new kick to refresh my skills and I have decided to try some new tools that I have heard good things about. I’m trying out Zeta, so I can budget together with my partner from ONE app. I am getting back into Acorns and rounding up my card transactions. I am also being more careful with my spending habits.
I took a leap last year and switched from a regular savings account to a money market account. Now, I am adding to the mix: a high yield savings account. I keep hearing good things about it and I thought maybe I should just have one or the other, but I don’t see any negatives to me having multiple savings opportunities, so I now have both. Sallie Mae and Chime.
Anyway, to the point: If you want to give the high yield savings account a whirl, do myself and yourself a solid and use this link so we can both get free money ($100 if you hook it up to direct deposit). Please. I am normally the person clicking on these links, but today I am the human to offer one. Mwahaha.
On another note, I am getting another foster dog tomorrow. Her name is Puma and she is a 124 pound black lab… poor baby. We will be going on lots of walks to try to get her weight down. She also has severe allergies, so I hope those don’t interfere with her settling in with us.
Lastly, I am still learning ASL, but I have had to take breaks the past few weeks because of work, not feeling well, and the oh so annoying time difference between the US and Korea.
That’s all, folks. Happy November!
Howdy. Time for an update, I suppose. I went back to therapy for a few weeks, but I’m done again; part of me feels like this round was a waste of time… some of it was helpful, yes, but in the past few sessions I was bored and that is normally a sign that I feel that I’ve gotten all the help I can.
In the meantime, I’ve been taking ASL lessons from a wonderful and funny human who is actually from my city, but they are currently studying in Korea. I learned the ASL alphabet when I was in elementary school (not in school, but from books I found on my own in library). A few years later, my sister was very close with a girl who was hard-of-hearing, so me and her learned more ASL then. Like many people, I was hooked on the show Switched at Birth and picked up what I could from the ASL used. When I joined AmeriCorps NCCC in 2018, I had a deaf supervisor and learned even more. Now, I believe I would like to be fluent in ASL and use it in my HR career.
Speaking of my career, I have also been considering getting my SHRM-CP certification. Because I have a Bachelor’s degree, plus 2.5 years of HR experience, I can take it next spring for about $475 (cheaper, if I do the “early-bird” option and if I become a member… which I have been considering doing anyway). I think I am going to take the certification in early May of next year; that will give me plenty of time to prepare.
I baked a carrot cake yesterday, and I’ve made one before, but this one did not turn out very good. Taste-wise, it is fine, but the density is that of a block of cheese. I slapped some icing on the top and ate it, but I will do better next time. I also made some flax cookies that are repeats, but those turned out bad as well. I hope that my next recipe, pumpkin cinnamon rolls, turns out better.