Even though August is over, I’m still trying to live up to my end of the fear challenge that was set out my Angela on Oh She Glows. I had lots of trouble trying to find “fears” to face on a daily basis…so I figured I would just kinda go with it and tackle things that bugged me as they came.
I know I have mentioned the idea of buying my first piece of real estate and trying to control my spending….and now I’m finally…FINALLY getting around to it. I have two, count ‘em TWO appointments to meet with a financial planner this week (one today and one tomorrow). I am thinking of switching over my banks and investments and seeing what they have to offer. I am also wanting advice on whether or not it is in my best interest to do a service buy back for my pension transfer from my old work to my newish place of employment.
It’s equally scary and fun because, well, I finally feel like I am being accountable. I have even accurately tracked the ridiculously expensive month of August for all of it’s expenses…down to parking meter money…and I’m sorta pumped that I have been able to do this. It’s been interesting to see where my money has been going…and for the record–way too much of it on iced coffee.
It also feels, however, like the end of an era…the end of youthful indescretion when it comes to where my money goes is gone. I am going to have a “fun” account…a travel account….a car repair/savings account…as well as a continued savings plan for upping my house downpayment. Serious. Real. Goals. ACK! I’m excited for the challenge but I’m also afraid I am going to fail–the lure of pretty skirts and lululemon sale items may prove to be too much for my shakey willpower.
Another fear that I am tackling on Friday is that I am going to attend my first, real Cross Fit class–not one that is an onramp program nor a personal training style session to get me up to speed….a proper class. I’m scared and intimidated and excited. Ack! I know, deep down, I can make it through the class and soon I’ll be in the mix and everything else will be a breeze, but right now, at this moment, it seems horribly impossible to make it through….to feel the (imagined) judgement of me being in a Cross Fit class because I’m not as fit or strong…but..this is the fun part…I can only get better and soon I will be amonth them…the fit….the strong…at Cross Fit. I can’t wait.
Have you tackled any fears today? If so, share in the comments!