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The Chronicles of the Weezie and the inflatable turtle
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2016: Halfway there...
So the year is half over. What have I achieved these last six months?

Well, not a great deal has happened to be honest. My life over these last six months has revolved around two things: trying to do the best I can at work, and trying to get by on a tight budget at home without going crazy/getting depressed.

And yet, a few small things have happened.

1. Taina has now completed his first year of study, and should be starting the next year later this month.

2. As of yesterday, I have now paid off both my credit cards completely.

3. I have gotten super into WoW again, and already have one max level (100) character.

4. I have joined the local Porirua library and have at least done a bit more reading this year than I have been the last several years.

5. My DDR mat works again and I have played a bit more often than I had been doing the previous few years before.

So I have things to be grateful for, at the very least. As far as Taina's course goes, this first year he has just completed is a Level 5 Diploma, and so once he does another year he will have a Level 6 Diploma, which I feel is probably the minimum he should get in order to be knowledgeable enough to have a good chance of getting a job.

However, he could if he wanted do a third year of study after that, and then he would have a degree. I think this is what Taina would like to do...but personally, I think it depends. If we are still struggling budget-wise, and there is a likelihood of him getting a good job with just Level 6, I think maybe he should consider trying to apply for full time work once he completes Level 6 next year.

At the very least, he could apply for stuff, and if he doesn't get anything, he can stay at Whitireia and do the third year then.

But hey, we're not there yet. The Level 5 course was quite general, introductory knowledge so he's definitely not ready to jump into a full time IT job yet.

Plus now the credit cards are zeroed off, this is a good chance for me to see just what our budget is actually like once I'm not trying to squeeze out enough money to keep up with payments.

My hope is we might even be able to afford to start putting aside a small amount of savings.

Urgh, money always makes me so tense. I just want to have enough to be comfortable, but to be able to make our goals come to fruition- travelling, own a home, bring up a family. And so much is still uncertain. But, I've got to stop worrying.

Well, my plan for today is to get some exercise by playing some DDR, maybe organise music on my iPod, and tidying up things a bit around the house. And try not to spend the entire day on WoW. Easier said than done, I think.

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