My friend, my sister, if you are beginner in excel but aware that managing your budget is important, this is for you. I am presenting two ways of creating s very easy excel spreadsheet to manage our finances and feel empowered. I wish you abundance and peace.
May you and me be surrounded by beautiful abundance while eating this amazing raw vegan salad. Cut into small bites and mix together:
- Juice and pulp of one grapefruit and two oranges for the dressing
- Two tablespoons of cultured vegetables: I used fermented celery
- Fresh turnips
- Dulse fresh seaweed
- One head of lettuce
- One avocado
- A few spinach leaves
- Half a green apple
- Fennel finely sliced
- Two endives
- Fresh coconut meat
- Spring onions
- One tablespoon of raw cacao nibs from RawLiving
This abundant salad looks big but I do intermittent fasting: I eat one meal a day.
The is divine:
Giving French lessons was the first step to escape from the toxic relationship I was trapped in. For the first time, I did not reveal everything to the perpetrator. It can also be doing grocery shopping for an elderly person. The point is that we can get some control back over our life by saving money only for ourselves and for our escape.
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My precious advice so we can have a better life as a single mother is: keep a budget. I have an excel spreadsheet where I list the money coming into and the money going out of my account.
When I escaped from abuse, I lived in a tiny studio flat so the children and I were all sleeping in the same room. They had a bunk bed and I was sleeping on a little mattress that I would slip under their bunk bed during the day. The following flat we lived into was bigger, but I had to pretend I was living with a friend, because he had pay slips and I didn’t. I was uncomfortable having to lie. Today, the only reason I can rent my flat is that my landlord is an amazing lady who trusted me despite my status as a single mother.
I decided to survive. I decided to ignore society’s expectations. Today, I still own only one pair of jeans and it cannot matter less. I love experiences, not things.
After the survival mode, we can slowly enter a new phase my friend, my sister. If we rebuild our life, abundance can enter it. We can overcome low self-worth and discover daily gratitude and what receiving with grace means. We can discover what we love, are good at and get paid for the value we provide to the world.
Sometimes I get so stressed when the children ask me for things, toys, electronic devices or to travel to the States, Dubai and Asia. I have to recenter and remind myself that they cannot understand how much pressure I sometimes have as a single mother providing for three people. At the same time, I am happy they have such grandiose desires because desire is the vehicle which propels us forward in life.
As I received an invoice from the electricity company which was 3 times more than the usual amount, I did a conscious effort to choose my reaction. I recall how blessed I feel whenever I receive invoices from them because they usually send lower invoices than expected thanks my care not to overheat the flat. After being startled for a day, I decided to simply ring the company. Miracle! They experienced a technical bug. My invoice amount was put down to its usual amount. What if my way of reacting actually affected the whole thing?