Bullet Journal – August 2020 Cover Page & Monthly Spread

I said I would try to be more artistic this month! I’m also posting close to the beginning of the month and not the end, so I’m kind of proud of myself here.

If you read my posts, I was ending July pretty optimistic about life and everything going on. I still feel like I’m trying to stay positive and optimistic, but I got some pretty unfortunate news about my job last week, so it’s put a bit of a downer on things.

I’ve talked a little about it before, but I currently work for a travel company. With everything going on with COVID, my job has been heavily impacted. My company has no incoming business and while we’ve been able to stay afloat and continue working full time up until now, the time finally came for my boss to make some cuts.

I feel like I knew it was coming soon and I’ve been trying to save a bit so that I would be more prepared when it did happen, but it felt sort of sudden and I wasn’t 100% prepared for it when it happened last week.

Luckily, my dad is self-employed and I’m able to help him out so I’ll be able to sort of make up for the loss of income with a part-time job. I know a lot of people aren’t in the position to do this and dealing with unemployment right now seems like a nightmare. I’m definitely very fortunate to have this opportunity and to be able to continue paying my bills and save any extra money for the month.

Which brings me to my spread and “habit” tracker for August!

Keeping up with the “No Spend” on my habit tracker is going to be really important this month. I’m not exactly sure what my income will be between the two jobs, so I’m trying really hard to make sure I don’t spend too much on things that aren’t necessary.

My “Goals” section is pretty short and sweet, and honestly that’s what I need my mindset to be going into this month.

Save money, stay positive.

I think that’s really a good reminder right now with everything going on in the world. Things are pretty bad, and it feels like every day gets worse. It’s really hard to stay positive, but I think we all need to keep looking toward that light at the end of the tunnel. We’ll get through this eventually.

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Hi Guys!

First of all, I want to thank everyone who commented on my last post with their encouraging words. I really appreciate it and it made me feel a lot better about not doing very well with the job search. Thanks so much ❤

Since my last post a lot of really great things have happened. This past Saturday I went to a graduation party for my (third?) cousin. While I was there lots of people congratulated me on graduating college and asked what my plans were. After telling a few people I was just looking for jobs and trying to have a little bit of a mental break, I was introduced to one of my cousin’s aunts who has a job in communications. She gave me a lot of good advice about what to look for and even said that she would check out some of her own connections for me to see if anyone was hiring. We’ve connected on LinkedIn and have started emailing each other. I’m really excited about this, but I still don’t want to get my hopes up.
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