This is a bit of a gloat ... So if you can't handle me high fiving myself ... Perhaps look away now
So if you're still with me - I just wanted to share something that I feel really proud of. I've just thought of the enormity of what I've been doing. I looked at my bank account today and realised I've saved all of the money I need to pay for my $13 000 surgery without getting a loan (I've already paid some of it off over a year). I'm so so so happy I've made it. I live with my mum which has helped hugely because even though I pay board and for a storage shed - living with her is saving me $300 a fortnight in rent alone.
I've been struggling lately as I desperately want to move out and my surgery date is constantly being put back so now I've achieved my goal I'm handing in my first rental application tomorrow.
I have been so careful with grocery shopping and buy only what I need, absolutely no wastage and meal planning. I also make everything from scratch and I've really stuck to my budget. I've also accepted every supply day I've been offered which has been a lot this term. It's been stressful working so much with my boys and no help whatsoever (my mum doesn't help at all ... But I know she doesn't have to. It's just a popular misconception that I get help living with her.) But it's all totally worth it. I'm going to work my buns off until surgery and hopefully have a fair amount of savings by the end of the year as well.
I know this seems like a pointless post - but hot diggity do I'm so pleased.