I don’t think I really mentioned the fact that I booked yet another 7 day cruise for Mr. BFS and I in December. Carnival Cruises sent us an offer we really couldn’t refuse. We booked an interior cabin mid-ship with the “king” bed option instead of the upper and lower bunks for $840 total for the both of us including travel insurance. WOW!
Earning My Fun
You may have noticed that we do something pretty big pretty frequently – cruises, Board Game Geek Convention, Comicpalooza, Lonestar Game Fest, weekend trips with friends, etc. Well, I’m happy to be able to say that I’m going to really be earning the events coming up!
I’m literally sleeping at other people’s homes more than my own from July-August thanks to a strong pet sitting season.
My husband and I are working our butts off with puppies, kitties, and bearded dragons. For the end of July and most of August, we have more than 10 pet sitting visits to fit in every day (like 3 visits to two different homes each day plus some once-a-day dog walking and cat check-ins).
We’re making more with pet sitting than we are online in the most recent months. Yay for at least one business that is strong during the summer!!!
This will slow down when school starts up again, but that is thankfully when the online ad contacts come back from vacations too. I think I finally have a good balance of two jobs that complement each other. Yay!
Enjoying the Crazy
Having so much work is fun and exhausting. I usually don’t do many overnight jobs anymore, but a few of my regulars all have been traveling around the same times. That has led to this specific crazy. But I am relishing the time with all of the cute pets, and I also am really looking forward to the special times when we actually get away. My next big thing is the Financial Blogger Conference 2015 in September. It should be awesome and maybe I’ll get some rest…doesn’t sound like me though…
How do you handle crazy work schedules? Do you plan vacations in advance to look forward to?
FYI: I worked at a dead end cubicle job from 2005-2011 for about $30,000 per year. I went self-employed in July 2011 and make between $70,000-$90,000 through blogging, professional pet sitting, hubby's reffing, and our rental home. If you’d like to start your own site (link to my free step-by-step guide), I highly suggest checking out Bluehost (my referral link with a nice discount for you, PLUS a free custom header banner from me!). Please contact me any time at budgetingfunstuff*at*gmail*dot*com with questions or just to brainstorm! I’d love to help!