Hey! You there.
Where you off to? I’m not dead. Don’t be like that, it was just an unintended 3 month hiatus from writing. Work took over, you see. But that’s the point of all this saving, isn’t it. To stop the shackles of The Corporate Beast being attached so tightly.
Wake, Eat, Work, Sleep, Repeat
Work was punishing over the last few months, leaving me little mental capacity to do more than eat some food and roll about on the carpet in the evenings. Combined with getting in the pool most mornings before work and also training at lunch times (to avoid any tepid work chatter) left me shattered.
Yet underneath all that mundanity the creature of habit carried on with my (relavtively) recently learned savings practices.
Beasts deep within my subconcious made sure that my spending was considered to some set of automatic algorithms that my concious is blissfully unaware of. So despite working harder than I have ever done, whilst exercising far too much, my savings has quietly ticked along.
The actual numbers don’t matter yet, I’ll pull together a proper update so we can see where the last few months has got me. For now what’s important is that things have creeped along very nicely, thank you very much.
The last couple of years of saving now mean that my default is saving rather than spending.
Yet, naughty habits can still sneak up on you. A few weeks back I found myself slipping into the habit of buying a coffee from the work cafeteria every day. After chuckling at my stupidity I hopped the office safety barrier and trotted to the local corner store and bought a jar of coffee for £3.
Thankfully I had only slipped into this habit for a couple of weeks and it only cost me £12 or so. Not thousands like those poor fuckers who suffer from the Latte Factor their entire lives…if you buy into that sort of thing.
Listen to the hive mind
Habits can be good. They can also be nasty buggers.
The past three months have absolutely screamed passed. I guess that’s what happens when you spend your days hunched over a desk, deep in concentration for hours on end and repeating ad infinitum. Habit had me working longer hours.
That’s stopped for now. This evening I left on time, cooked dinner, went for a walk with Mrs Z and then typed some shit into the expanse of the web for you to read.
Working for a MegaCorp can be all consuming if you’re not careful. And we should be careful, work isn’t life, it isn’t happiness.
So I need to get back into the positive habit of writing this here blog.