I am currently spending 1 year cancer free! Yay! Let’s take a moment to celebrate that.
So what are we doing now that we’re heading toward the clear and our medical bills are all paid off? Well, for starters, our medical bills aren’t all paid off. It’s the start of a new year and a few scans and appointments later I’ve got another $1,600 in bills to pay. I’m taking a little different approach this time and I’m going to go on a payment plan for $100 a month so I can make sure that I max out an IRA without denting my emergency fund.
What are some other things we’re doing? Air drying all of the laundry with an indoor ceiling mounted rack system, keeping the heat turned down, and making things from scratch (pancakes, pizza crust, etc). I’m keeping a list of stock up prices on groceries and shopping the sales to keep things low. These are all easy things to do and don’t take a whole lot of time. You know how I know it doesn’t take a lot of time? Because I work full time and go to school half time and I still manage to do it.
We are transitioning to simpler living and so far I am loving it. I cannot wait until I graduate and have more free time to do these things to help us sustain and reduce our environmental impact.
I’m also getting comfortable with being uncomfortable. More on that coming next!