Today has been an interesting day, the first meeting of the day was at the garage to take my car in for repair and that’s where I left it for the time being so I am car less.
Then had a meeting with my accountant to sign off my business accounts and to talk about some business opportunities that have come my way, it’s nice to have a sounding board with someone who is emotionally removed from my business.
Then back to the garage for them to give me a lift to my next meeting as I looked on the map and it was a 4.5-mile walk which I really didn’t fancy! Then I got a friend to give me a lift to my next meeting which was again a few miles away.
This meeting was an interesting one too where we spoke about the changes to the way our UK government want to move funding from central government to regional authorities and how that might impact businesses locally. I will also put myself forward for these types of round table discussions for many reasons as I like to be seen by the people who run our councils and local authorities, as a woman I want a seat at the table to show representation, out of the 12 people in the room there were only 3 women and one of those was an officer who was just taking minutes for the meeting rather than being a participant and I want my views heard.
Finally, I got a taxi home, a luxury I know as I could have got the bus but that would mean waiting for an hour for it and I had a client who said they wanted some work back before everyone broke up for the long Jubilee Bank Holiday so was under a time constraint, as it happens they never got back to me with some information I needed to complete the work which meant I could have got the bus home.
Being reliant on others is hard for me as I’m used to be an island, so being ferried around today asking for lifts was challenging.
Today is a celebration day, as I made a final payment to a legacy debt I’ve been paying off for about 6 years! It’s not really sunk in that I’ve managed to clear this debt as when I was in the throws of money troubles I never thought I’d get to this position of paying it off. Over the last 6-8 months I’ve also managed to put money into savings too, so when I feel that sometimes I’m not really living as money is tight I have to remind myself that I’ve come a long way from where I was and that my financial position will only get better from here on in as I’ve learnt so many valuable lessons from these struggles.