Things offline are calm at the moment and I am hoping that they stay that way for a while. It is always nice to have a reduction of stress in my life. With a bit of luck, I’ll be able to get refocused on my journey.
Even though I was not concentrating on my journey for the last couple of years, my fund has grown more than I realized. I still picked up stray coins, collected returnable bottles and cans for the scrap yard. These habits have become integrated into my life on a subconscious level. I don’t even think about and no one seems to be surprised when I am picking things up and putting them into my car…lol
I was, quite frankly, surprised when I added up all the misc. money that had landed in my fund during the time that I was occupied with my parents and their issues. Considering that my mind was not on my journey, I thought I might have collected a staggering $20 or so. Imagine my surprise as I found the total creeping over $100.
I had forgotten that I received $70 for bookkeeping last August until I found the note in my jar. Unfortunately I had to give up helping my friend with their books because I wasn’t able to be reliable after my mother fell. I will have to find something to replace that bit of regular revenue.
In addition to that, I got decided to log into some of the PTC programs that I had been using and found that I was very close to payout in some. One that I have just gotten is from Wordlinx and I received $9.50. I was amazed that I’d still be able to earn anything from them after all this time. It only took about a week to earn the $0.76 that I needed to reach payout. It was instant so it is safely ensconced in my Paypal account now. There are a few more programs that I expect to pay me but they only total a couple of dollars.
From time to time lately, I help clean the arena. I’ve collected the better part of $10 from coins found on the floor. Added to the other coins I’ve found as I make my way through life, the “found” coins toted up to the spectacular amount of $13.06. The odd time there are stray beer cans. If they allow it, I may lay claim to them if I help again.
If I include 2 of the free movie passes that I have sold for $4 each, the total of my fund goes up by $100.56.
Recently I joined a program called Swagbucks, a search to win site that has been around for a few years. A friend has been suggesting that I join it for about a year and I just had no time to. Now I am glad that I did. When I joined I decided that whatever I won would belong to my journey and, if I wanted it for me, I had to buy it from the journey fund. Within a couple of weeks of joining, and not much effort, I had enough Swagbucks to get a $5 Amazon e-gift card. It is roughly one week later and I am just 4 Swagbucks short of getting another. I hardly spend any time on it and average about 65 SB per day. I just use it as I would any other search engine.
I’ve learned that US residents can earn Swagbucks much faster than Canadians can. They also have a wider range to rewards to choose from. Despite that, I’ve been impressed with this program so far.
In addition to the Amazon e-gift card, I have a few bottles and a bag of cans that will be added once I’ve actually got the cash in hand for them. Until then, I won’t be adding any of it to the total.
For the immediate future, I need to figure out what to do to replace the bookkeeping money that I was getting and what my strategy will be when I reach $1000. I’ve been mulling my strategic options over and am still unsure of the direction that I want to take.
Total today – $100.56
Grand Total - $600.72