Well, it’s been a while but after a long hiatus I am finally in the swing of things. It is finally May and all the things are happening! I can officially say that we will be traveling to Disney NEXT MONTH! But before the 1000-ish mile journey, I have a lot to do this month. I thought we could take some time with this post to catch up on what’s been happening and take a look at what’s to come this May.
What’s been happening
What’s been happening is a loaded question. So, as some of you know (by some I mean the 2 friends I have that actually read my blog– thanks btw) I’ve been working two jobs for almost a year and a half now. I work full-time from home for Stitch Fix (literally the best job I’ve ever had) and I work at an Allstate office part-time. For the past few months, I’ve been trying to find different ways to supplement our income that doesn’t involve me going into the Allstate office any more. I’ve been burning the candle at both ends and I’m just about done. I think my husband and daughter are just about done as well. It’s been a lot.
I just want you all to know that finding the right side hustle is freaking hard. I don’t know how many things I have gone through on the internet that end up being a scam. It’s definitely not as easy as everyone makes it look. Even this blog. Literally, I have been trying to build it and grow it to monetize it since 2020 and have made $0. My most recent venture has been Fiverr. I have two gigs listed, one for a Virtual Assistant and one for proofreading. I have had no hits on the proofreading and I have gone through so many scam messages on the Virtual Assistant gig that I almost gave up. After 3 weeks I finally got a legit gig. Hopefully, it’s the beginning of something because I was ready to cancel my account and give up. Fingers crossed.
So between all this actual work and side hustle investigation and failure, I’ve been trying to get Sydney ready for Kindergarten and plan our trip to Disney which is ridiculous in the new environment. Stay tuned for a whole Disney Vacation series coming up soon where I share with you my woes and triumphs. I also got back into my bullet journal lately which has literally been a God-send. It does so much for my mental health I can’t believe I neglected it for so long. I hope to get back to posting about that soon as well.
What’s coming up
I have a lot of things happening in May. It’s such a busy month. Birthday’s, baby showers, Mother’s Day, garden planting and packing. It’s a lot, but I’m going to share most of it with you, which I hope will help me process it all a little bit better. First up is going to be garden planning and planting. That is this weekends excursion. A couple of weeks ago we had a really nice weekend so I was able to get outside and clean up my raised garden beds and prepare for this years bounty. I’m planting a couple new things this year that I’m excited and anxious about, but I’m excited to share my journey with you all.
You’ll probably be tired of hearing me talk about Disney by the end of this month as well. I have a lot of thoughts and planning in my head that I want to share with you all. Hopefully some of things I share will help you plan your next Disney vacation. Or Florida vacation for that matter because we’re not just going to Disney! Stay tuned for posts about planning an off-site Disney vacation, Universal Studios visit, Daytona Beach trip and all the packing madness. Should be exciting.
May 2022 — A Marathon
Well, I think that about wraps it up for May. I’m sure I’m forgetting something but I’m back in my trusty bullet journal keeping all the things straight… well, as straight as I can. As long as we all stay well, since April has been plagued will illness for us 3 humans and the doggies, we should have a busy but productive month. Stay tuned!