Yes, believe it or not, I’m doing my least favourite pastime and moving bloody apartments again.
However, as stressful as it is, this time I couldn’t be happier about it.
Regular readers of the blog will know I moved last year after my landlord sold up from underneath me.
It was exactly what i needed to spur me into action, sort out my finances and start saving for a mortgage deposit.
I even moved into a hovel to free up even more money for me to save.
I managed to save quite a bit of money away over this last year, but it’s come at a price.
Money can’t buy happiness
A saying that used to annoy the crap out of me every time I heard it.
How could it not buy happiness?
But, now I realise just how true it is.
Yes I have saved mega money this year, my bills were all included with the rent and that was already £100 cheaper than the previous apartment.
However, when you have A-hole neighbours making an absolute unholy racket either side of you, it’s time to go.
PK works shifts (days and nights), I’m an insomniac who barely gets three hours sleep a night as it is.
So when you have someone banging on your wall all night just for the craic, coupled with a dog which howls the bloody house down the minute its owner leaves, for the sake of my sanity and their well-being we’re off.
Side hustles have made moving possible
Over the course of the last year I have managed to make good money outside of my nine to five.
A mixture of blog income, freelance writing, social media management and matched betting have seen my income increase significantly.
Basically, I can still save enough with all the extra added bills I am now going to have to cough up for.
Not only that, I intend to at least double my side hustle income over the next twelve months.
Doors have opened up for me since starting the blog eleven months ago and I’m confident I can save much more whilst paying out more.
I’m not going to lie, the last twelve months in that apartment have been a nightmare I’d rather forget, although it was the start on my journey towards financial freedom so I’m sure one day the scars will have healed.
Right now I have my beautiful new apartment to look forward to complete with my very own Master Chef kitchen – woooooooooooohooooooooo!
Things are looking up just in time for Christmas!
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