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Plans

Over the last few years, I’ve started a checklist of things I wanted to accomplish each year in my iPhone Notes app. This year is no different, I have a handful of goals I want to accomplish and hope to see them play out over the next few weeks to the end of the year.

Debt

Excluding student loans, I have $12k in credit card debt that ballooned when I was only making enough to cover rent, bills, groceries, and transportation. I had to use my card for emergencies. I made the mistake of getting a job that only gave out 30 hours per week, something I wasn’t accustomed to in Philly. I worked a minimum of 35 a week and still picked up a part time job for shit and giggles. 

I owe quite a few companies and would love to be out of debt ASAP but time and patience is key here. This won’t be solved unless I get a lump of money or strike it rich! I want to pay at least $5k of debt off this year. The remaining debt I will try to get a settlement. If I can score a loan, I will be doing that and pay during 2021 – let’s not get that far into the future.

Moving

I could stay in my apartment but if it’s not E, then it’s no one. She’s honestly the best roommate! I am looking for a studio on the other side of the 101 or west or east of DTLA. I would like to closer to my favorite coffee shops like Dayglow, Bloom and Plume, and of course my two favorite ice cream shops on Hillhurst in Los Feliz. Even though I see my friends at least one or two times a week, I would like to be able to do spur of the moment things and this would be better for them 2am Lyft rides.

Wants

I’ve never left the country and want to so much. I plan on trying to save a few hundred bucks for a quick trip to either Mexico City or Vancouver, BC. I will be putting that on the back burner until October. Maybe a cute little trip in Fall…a girl can dream. I have this massive desire to visit Phoenix and get tattooed by Fernando Mardo. I want that one dead center…

Before 30!

The only goals I want to do before 30th (in June!) is get my passport and driver’s license. It’s been on every list I’ve made since 2016. I am starting to see the benefit in having a car in Los Angeles. Or being able to borrow/rent one to drive anywhere I want. I would do so much laundry and run all my errands quicker. Also, why do I feel the sudden need to have a mini cooper?

Moving Part 2

Ideally, I want a one or two bedroom but will settle for a studio. I am currently obsessed with watching house tours on YouTube. That’s been my main source of entertainment these last few months. I cannot wait to scour flea markets, thrift stores, and in between to make a small little home. Hopefully, I can find a one bedroom under $1500 and nothing more but if the studio is big enough with utilities, I can work with that. I already have the couch picked out that I want!

I will be filling this up with pillows and knit blankets!

Spending

This will be pretty brief but besides food, I haven’t spent a lot of money on anything besides undies. Yes, undies. I am in love with Shop Arq and bought a tank and two pairs of their undies last week. Undies were a need! My former Hanes briefs were not cutting it and were falling apart. After throwing away a lot of pairs, I decided to grab panties that were a better quality. I am sticking with this #20in2020 challange and will be doing monthly check ins on my spending! Tank and 2 Pairs of Undies – $89.60

These are really comforable…

Have a Happy Hump Day!

xoxo seq

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By Sequoia Bey

Self Proclaimed ice cream kween, Sequoia Bey is living it up in Los Angeles with her cat, Edgar. When she's not working or writing , she's either online window shopping or catching up on her shows.

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