Monday, January 28, 2013

Saving for Europe ~By Danette

As a hairdresser and a waitress, I come home with a bit of cash. It would be easy to just put it in the bank and be done, but I kind of wanted to watch my money grow. I thought about starting a jar for my trip savings, but then decided to just tack my money to my cork board and make it my official Europe Savings Board. I took everything that was on it off and added pictures of some of the places I wanted to go.

Amy and I's goal, by the end of August is to have $6,000.00 saved EACH. I already have some savings in the bank but I will just keep you updated on my Europe Savings Board once a month. Right now I have  $210.00 on my board. =]


Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Europe!!! ~By Danette

I don't even know where to begin. I have wanted to backpack though Europe for years now. Somehow something always ended up falling through. But my only goal this spring/summer is to save enough money for this dream to became a reality. I'm already off to a great start so I will just continue to push forward. We are only young once, and I know if I don't make this happen now it might never be possible.

So, as Mark Twain has said, "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."

I know it's not all going to be a cake walk, I'm preparing myself mentally to be lost, tired, cold and hungry and I hope that I can always see the bright side and remember how blessed I am to take this journey.

Amy, I can't believe we are going to do this!!! YAY!!!