It's only been three weeks but it's time for another life update. I like having my updates about two-three weeks into the month because my credit card balance always clears mid-month so my balance in my entry a more accurate reflection of the last months' spending.
At work I finished the two large tasks I mentioned last month and I'm super happy since I'm presenting the work I did for one of them to my wider team on Friday! It's really good visibility-wise! I have the next large task lined up and another being designed which I think I will be coding on. For once I feel like a software engineer, previously I thought myself mostly a code monkey. And I'm really thankful for my relationship with my manager who is also into personal finance, we even got to discussing dividend reinvestment one evening after wrapping up our work.
Big purchases-wise I just made one today. I'd booked a free 15 min massage promo and they totally upsold me into buying a $200 5-massage package. Each massage is for 25 min, and the masseuse assured me that I could sneak my boyfriend in to see her for one session. Otherwise my money also went into summer holiday travel. I'm going to Chicago for the weekend and week of July 4th!
I got another pair of checks to transfer from my old 401k to my new one. I believe these are the last checks which will close out the account. It's exciting to see how close i am to my retirement account going over $100K. Every milestone is something to celebrate.
My weekends have been packed, and they will be packed for the next month at least. I'd just recovered from being sick so my boyfriend and I went to my company picnic two weekends ago. Then last weekend my boyfriend introduced me to his exclusive friend group. We went to Pacifica beach and the Golden Gate bridge with them despite my boyfriend being sick at the time. Driving home we got into a huge argument about my hat and jacket choices. He apologized the next day, and what's more, he apologized saying he shouldn't have put so much importance on impressing his friends with his trophy girlfriend. This boy really knows how to push all the right feminist buttons. That's just as well because his parents are flying to California in July to meet me (among other things like touring western USA). We've kept having serious conversations through the weeks; I feel so connected to him.