Yesterday, I found out that I will be getting a very small performance-based bonus. I’m pretty pumped about the recognition, and the money’s a nice plus too.
Except that I’ve already spent it.
And not even on anything exciting. Dental work and continuing legal education courses. To be honest, I’m not sure which is more painful. But both are things that I need to spend money on, and it’s nice to not have to scrounge around in my other budget categories to make it happen.
So really, it’s a good thing. This bonus is going to good use. It’s just a little disappointing to not be able to have any fun with it. Typically, I try to put half of every bonus into savings, but I’ve decided to let this one go straight towards these two expense categories, with any excess going into savings.
I feel like such a grown-up. A boring, boring grown-up. Maybe I’ll use a few dollars of the money and buy some ice cream to eat while watching the CLE courses. Though that might undo the benefits of the dental work.
Being a responsible adult is no fun. But making a good financial decision, while boring, feels pretty awesome.