Hi everyone! Ok, I realize it’s been forever since I’ve posted. (Side note: I just re-read July’s Income Report and I started with the same sentence…) Life has been BuSy as can be, and I wouldn’t have it any other way!
The biggest news over here is that we bought a house! We are moving in this weekend and couldn’t be more excited. While we’ve had a great experience renting (our landlord is our real estate agent and she is awesome!), John and I just prefer to own. He likes to fix up houses and I really enjoy decorating, but I have a hard time doing that in a rental because I don’t want to buy stuff that I may not like in a different home. This is our “forever” home – we will be there at least for the next 20 years or so while we raise our kiddos, and honestly we wouldn’t mind living there for the rest of our lives! Of course, I know things can change that are out of our control (like a job transfer), but I hope to stay in that house long-term.
If you’re a long-time reader of this blog, you know I’ve gone back and forth (and back and forth) on buying a big house or a small house. While both have their advantages, we ultimately decided to go the big-house route. Our house is in a GREAT neighborhood and it’s actually one of the smallest / least expensive homes in that neighborhood, which I know is a good thing. The house is also big enough to where if we decided to have another baby, we would have the space. The layout is also wonderful. While the house is actually bigger than our rental, our rental feels bigger because of the layout (which I DON’T like). The flow in the new house is great, it’s extremely open, and the space is in all the right places (big kitchen, big family room, large master bath, etc). The only weird feature of the home is the master bedroom has an attached room. Hmmmm. I was going to have that be my office, but there’s actually a room downstairs I want as my office. So, now we’re thinking it’s going to be our movie room!
Ok, enough house talk! Maybe once we move in I’ll give a tour 😉
Now, onto my freelance income in August. In August, I made $1,577.10. Sheesh, I sure am consistent! I’ve had my steady stream of clients that usually provide me with the same amount of work month over month. While I’m completely happy with this amount of work, I’m looking to add a new client or two to my list. If you know anyone who is hiring a writer/editor, please feel free to contact me via email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Note: If you’re interested in earning money online, I strongly recommend first starting a blog to use as your portfolio. My blog is what launched my freelance career in the personal finance niche, which lead to my full-time job I started two months ago (and I LOVE). Blogging has truly opened so many doors for me, and I’d love to see it do the same for you! My step-by-step guide will help you start a blog quickly and easily. Feel free to email me personally if you have questions or just want to talk about blogging!
Also, I have to give some credit to all you bloggers out there who are able to blog consistently. I have been struggling with that so much lately. When I first started this blog, I felt like I was bursting at the seams with ideas, and now the blog has not only taken a backseat, but when I do have time to write I find myself stumped on what to say. I’m hoping to get back into the swing of things, but I will admit sometimes it is just so much easier to focus on freelancing. I’m paid for the work and I’m (usually) given the topic to write about. But, we’ll see. No promises for this month, but I do hope to pop in at least a few times.
September is one of my favorite times of the year, especially now that we live in a place with seasons! The morning’s have been crisp and almost chilly, and John has seen a few trees already with leaves changing colors. I can’t wait for the fall! I already have a few pumpkin cookies I want to bake, I’ve purchased some new holiday decor, and my fall candles are burning in full force.
How was your August? What is your favorite season?