I knew this would happen.
I knew right from the beginning that so many things would be stressful, that I would feel like I couldn’t do it, like nothing was going my way. But I knew in the end that it would all work out. And while I’m scared of jinxing myself, I feel okay saying now that it’s all worked out.
I hit my budget. I’m on track to have $2000-$3000 above my budget, which is absolutely fucking incredible given the fact that I decided just over 5 months ago that I’d follow this crazy idea of moving to Roatan and do my divemaster and instructor courses. You can see that I’m nearly $1000 over right now and I still have about $2000 coming in from both jobs between now and the middle of August (I get paid after I leave but my lovely mom will deposit it for me), and I also have almost $500 coming in from my damage deposit getting returned. I am still in shock that I not only managed to get this money together in such a short amount of time, but also that I’ll have extra! Such a relief. Here’s the budget as it stands today (you’ll see I made a couple tweaks since I realized I would have a bit of extra cash and it’s better to over budget than under):
I got all my stuff in storage with lots of room to spare. The girl who moved into my apartment bought all my big furniture off me and kept my plants so I didn’t have to stress about any of that. I got help moving. My best friend is letting me stay with her for two weeks until I leave. I’m getting my damage deposit back despite breaking my lease. I got everything packed for Roatan (barely).
I’ve stared at this: