Summer has been good to me so far! On Monday, the BF and I went to our friends’ house and had some pizza, good red wine, and played a couple of games of Settlers of Catan in their backyard. We also roasted some marshmallows over their fire pit and made ourselves some s’mores. There’s nothing like being able to chill outside on a nice summer night with some good friends (and some friendly competition).
I must say, however, the weather here in the Bay Area has been on an ugly streak lately. It’s muggy and humid and there’s just way too many clouds for my liking. Plus, in the morning when I’m on the way to work, it’s slightly raining. This weather is so confusing!
It’s a good thing I’m off to sunny San Diego this weekend! My friends and I wanted to make it to Comic Con, but we couldn’t score tickets (#noobz). Instead of completely giving up on the trip, we decided to just go down to SD anyways since there are a ton of things to do outside of Comic Con. Seriously – there’s even an outsidecomiccon.com. Also, there’s Legoland! Can’t wait for this little vacation with my friends. I’ll do a full trip recap complete with expense breakdowns *yay* when I return
But before I leave for SD, I’ll be meeting with my lovely designer friend Rem. I’m sure you’ve noticed the changes that have been happening over here on LvL (unless you’re reading in an RSS reader). Rem has been making some gradual design changes over here on the blog and I must say I am loving it! I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about the direction of this blog, so I feel like this site redesign is exactly what this blog needs as I start to shift gears a little bit.
As I’m shifting this blog into a more personal space, with financial updates and tips of course, I thought it was such perfect timing that I was nominated for another Liebster Award from The Spunky Banker! I’ve already been nominated before by my girl Anna almost a year ago, but I still thought it would be fun to answer these questions, as well! Here are The Spunky Banker’s questions:
1. Why did you start your blog?
As long as I can remember, I’ve always had an online journal/blog. Xanga, Tumblr, you name it. But the reason I started this blog in particular was to chronicle my journey out of student loan debt. Not only did I want to keep myself accountable, but I also felt like I needed to share my story. In my opinion, student loans get such a bad rap. But I really believe that 1) my loans really helped me and 2) I can still enjoy life while paying back my loans.
2. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Hopefully, in 5 years, I’ll be debt free! Not including my mortgage of course By then, I hope to be working on numerous passive income ideas. I’m not sure which routes I want to take, but I do want to dip my toes in real estate, monetizing my blog, and maybe even starting a YouTube channel or podcast about money/lifestyle!
3. If you didn’t blog about money, what would you blog about?
If I didn’t blog about money, I’d probably blog about my everyday thoughts and events, which is what I’m actually trying to start doing more of on this blog!
4. If you could meet anyone in the world, who would you meet and why?
Wow, this is a tough one… I think I would have to choose Zachary Levi. I was a huge fan of his ever since he was on Chuck the TV show. I’m hoping I’ll get to cross paths with him this weekend in SD since Nerd HQ will be there outside of Comic Con (he’s the founder of The Nerd Machine). I’ll keep y’all posted!
5. Describe yourself in 3 words.
Awkward as hell. Hahaha
Well that’s it from me this week, folks! The rest of this week will be dedicated to packing (haha yeah right) and overall just getting ready for the drive down. Follow me on Instagram if you want to see what I’m up to at Outside Comic Con and tweet at me if you’re down there, too!