What does a day “well spent” look like to you? A little bit of work or working out? Spending time with friends and/or family or exploring somewhere new? Whatever it may be, I’m sure it probably cost a few dollars here and there. We live in a world of material and convenience and even if you don’t plan to spend a dime, somehow you stumble upon a tasty acai bowl or trinket that your friend would love. Ok, maybe that’s just me.
I love knowing that I earned that money and can invest it however I would like – yes some for the actual long term investments, but nothing makes me happier than treating myself to something once in awhile or finding a gift for friends or family. But anyways, back to the point of this post.
In order to have some fun, you also have to do a bit of planning. I’d like to be that girl who can fly by the seat of her pants and whip up a trip in no time (also called spontaneous) but it doesn’t always work. Financial planning is tough. There are too many banks, websites, logins, and I never remember what combination of numbers or letters I’m supposed to enter on a month to month basis. Thank goodness I’m not an accountant, right? Well, seeing as though my money won’t manage itself and I can’t rely on my financial planner (aka my dad) for everything (because I need to be a big girl one day), I turn to things like Personal Capital. Here we’ve got a nifty website that provides free financial tools and calculators to help manage your financial life all in one place (like sticking to a budget). Clutch, right? I’ve started a few different goals – mostly saving up for fun trips and explorations, but also for those “rainy days” or preferably sunny days too. Here’s a little glimpse at one of my perfect days with the help of some re-purposed pictures.
^^ Running or working out with some of my friends. Sometimes running solo is quite necessary but run chats and catching up are also the best, don’t you agree?
^^ Picking up a free Juice Press juice thanks to the #jprunclub
^^ Followed up at some point with a divine acai bowl (fruit to the face please and thank you)
^^ Hiking with the family (but not getting lost)
^^ Snack time before hitting up the ocean (hopefully not killing all of the $20 on my froyo)
^^ Ending with a excellent homemade dinner with friends or family (probably salad or whatever I could buy with the remaining funds after my froyo escapade) and walk with a sunset.
While it’s sad to think that I would even need $20 on my perfect day, I #runtoeat and #worktospend, so that’s my life in a nutshell.
What would consist of your perfect day?