Keeping Up With The Joneses

Guess who’s back! Finally, I’ve come out of my writing hiatus, with a new perspective and new goals. Thinking why am I trying to keep up with the Joneses?? I’m doing it my way! With this new fresh start I decided to pay off my debt starting with my car and boy does it feel great! I am currently paying off my final credit card and plan on living below my means. If I can’t cover the cost within 30 days of the purchase I will not charge it.

I am very passionate about fashion, but I will not go into debt trying to make sure I have the latest bag or piece of clothing anymore! Not saying I won’t purchase it just trying to avoid impulse purchases. I truly believe fashion is a circle, therefore I try to make purchases that are timeless pieces, such as this beautiful skirt from Zara. I recently had a birthday on November 11th in which I turned 45 years old. It was a wake-up call for me, as I am 5 years away from being 50 years old. Therefore I have started my 5-year plan. Some new changes I’ve incorporated are narrowing down my planner collection to just my Bullet journal, in which I maintain my budget and Todo list which keeps me on track. Another change is sticking to a workout routine 4-5 days a week. I started this routine in August of this year, after seeing a picture of the weight gain in my face. Lol, I must admit I didn’t like what was staring back at me! My workouts are now a habit in which I love. They relieve stress and anxiety which I face day to day as a mother, employee, and aspiring entrepreneur.

My ultimate goals are to save for a home and plan my future retirement. Please follow my blog and subscribe to my youtube channel, Being Meka J to follow my journey. I am now an open book and will be sharing the ups and downs of this path. Thank you for stopping by…God Bless!

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12 Comments

  1. November 18, 2019 / 12:56 PM

    45? Where? Looking good! And good luck to you and your new ventures.

    • beingmekaj
      Author
      November 19, 2019 / 3:28 PM

      Lol…thanks girly! 🙂

  2. Patrice
    November 18, 2019 / 1:40 PM

    YASS to debt free living and wellness! Also, I love this skirt in your ensemble.

    • beingmekaj
      Author
      November 19, 2019 / 3:26 PM

      Thank you. 🙂

  3. November 18, 2019 / 3:50 PM

    First of all 45 where??? You look amazing!!! I love all of this. Congratulations on being debt free, that is definitely #goals!! You go girl!!!

    • beingmekaj
      Author
      November 19, 2019 / 3:25 PM

      Thank you.

  4. November 19, 2019 / 2:04 AM

    First, the outfit is beautiful! Second, definitely stick to your plan and I am right there with you with working out consistently!

    • beingmekaj
      Author
      November 19, 2019 / 3:24 PM

      Yes …why wait until 2020…lol Thank you doll!

  5. November 19, 2019 / 12:24 PM

    This was much needed inspiration! I would love to see a post about how you started to tackle your debt. Thank you for sharing these pointers love.

    • beingmekaj
      Author
      November 19, 2019 / 3:23 PM

      You’re welcome and thanks for stopping by, 🙂

  6. November 19, 2019 / 2:04 PM

    I swear you meant to write that you turned 30! Stop it girl! Love the out and the pop of colour

    • beingmekaj
      Author
      November 19, 2019 / 3:20 PM

      Thank you