I spent a good portion of today painting the balcony which gave me time to think. Now having the time to think would usually be thought of as a good opportunity – a time to relax and possibly think about all those vacations that I want to take in the future. I, on the other hand, spent the entire time thinking about personal finances and why people find personal finances rather boring. This, of course, revealed a number of things:
While I hope to that some people that find me here are into personal finances as much as I am, the truth is that the vast majority never will be (this is a good thing because a world filled with personal finance geeks would not be a fun place to live). While I won’t be able to convert these people over to personal finance geekdom, I do have an opportunity to share some personal finance observations that they can hopefully adapt to their own lives to save money and get their personal finances in better order than they may be at this moment.
Part of accomplishing that is to make the posts here entertaining (beyond myself, of course, since we have already established that I’ve been hanging off the roof’s edge a bit too long) and that will be something that I will be working on. So in addition to the other goals that I set for myself a few days ago, I will add that I also want to try and bring a smile to the face of everyone that reads one of my posts. I won’t be aiming for any belly-ache type laughs (okay, belly-ache laughs would be cool, but I am aware of the material that I’m working with…), just those small inner smiles that you give to yourself when you read something that strikes you a bit humorous and make you want to share it with someone else to see if they will smile too.
So I was able to get quite a bit accomplished while outside. I got a nice chunk of the balcony painted. I narrowly avoided the embarrassment of accidentally falling off the roof. I put some good thoughts together and came up with a plan to make my writing better and more entertaining to my readers. At the end of the day I’m feeling pretty good…except for that realization that I’m geekier than my dad.
And on a side note, the balcony’s progression: