I’ve been on a tight budget for the past two weeks, so you can imagine my delight when I received my paycheck for this month this morning. Money certainly makes life more comfortable, doesn’t it? I’ve already covered several bills, including a hefty 160 Euro phone bill and my healthcare insurance. There’s still some money left for the month, but I need to be cautious because I’m planning a one-week trip to Los Angeles next month.

That’s right! I just got off the phone with Northwest and booked two tickets for Soraya and me. We’ll be flying out on the 21st of March and returning on the 28th of March. I’m absolutely thrilled and can’t wait for this adventure. It’s going to be fantastic, but it means I need to be mindful of my expenses to save up for the trip. Fortunately, we’ll get paid again two days after our arrival, which is a definite plus.

Today and tomorrow, I’m off from work. Tonight, I’m heading to Amsterdam to meet up with Soraya for a few drinks. Martine might join us as well, though she’s uncertain at the moment. We plan to enjoy some cocktails at The Arc in Amsterdam, and I’m looking forward to it. However, I’ll be sticking to my budget.

This weekend, I’ll be working three night shifts from Friday to Sunday. I’m thinking about the extra cash it will bring in, as it’s been a while since I’ve had night shifts. I’m genuinely looking forward to it, and it should be a great experience, especially since I’ll be working with the fabulously funny Melody.

Nothing else is particularly new on my end. I’ll be back soon with updates. I hope you’re doing well!