If you haven’t noticed already, this blog is pretty new. I’ve been an active member in the FI community for years. Whenever the thought of creating my own blog crossed my mind, I always talked myself out of it quick. I didn’t think the world needed another blog on personal finance. It’s a saturated market, readers are picky, most topics are covered and there’s no real need for another one.
Many blogs are written by people who are better writers and smarter than me.
So what made me start Do You Even Budget?
It’s like an itch. An itch to get my thoughts out into the world. To share my view-point. To share my problems and my solutions. I’ve done it so many times in the comment sections on blogs and youtube videos, on forums and in real life, but I’ve always been a visitor. A visitor in someone else’s home.
I wanted to invite you to hang out at my place. To connect with you on a more personal level, to really show you who I am so I can get to know you better as well.
There were times when I wanted to expand on a subject, but felt the need to stay on topic out of respect for the poster. There were times when I wanted to show people how I approach a problem, but they weren’t there to read about me, they were there to read about the blog owner, or the video creator.
So that’s why Do You Even Budget was born.
There is one aspect of FI and personal finance that I plan to cover in detail in future posts. Mental health and money. How to handle your finances when you’re suffering from depression and/or anxiety. As an introverted woman diagnosed with generalised anxiety disorder and depression, financial independence, or just personal finance in general, can be so difficult.
Lastly, if you happen to stumble upon my corner of the interweb, is there a topic you feel is not talked about when it comes to Personal Finance and FI? I’d love to hear your thoughts.