savings challenge update

So a month and a bit into my savings experiments how am I going?

Well the $2 and the $5 challenge are going well. I have a pile of $5 notes which is slowly growing and a bottle of $2 coins which is slowly filling.

Do I feel like I have “saved” any money?

In short, no! Have I put money aside? Yes. But as far as actually achieving what these 2 challenges are designed to achieve no I haven’t quite got that part right.

The whole idea behind these 2 things is that instead of grabbing the $2 coin in your purse and having that chocolate bar from the work charity choccies I am supposed to save that $2 coin and also not have the chocolate. Same goes with the $5 note and the coffee. So far all I have done is either go and get another $20 note out of the ATM or used my card to paypass these things.

So this month, and seeing as we are halfway through, next month the goal is actually continue to put the $2 and $5 aside and build that for a nice surprise for my Europe trip AND also stop with the mindless spending and snacking throughout the day.

In other news about making a change for myself and getting out of this cycle I feel stuck in I bought myself a desk and chair to give myself my own proper work space to make and create. I’m really excited for some things that are starting to come together.

Watch this space.