As the wedding date gets closer and closer, the stress of finding the necessary cash to pay all of the vendors was once again keeping me up at night. All of my efforts selling items on Facebook Marketplace has helped, but I knew we were still going to fall short of our saving target. Instead of just letting the stress build up, I began looking for other ways in which to make a little extra money, and it turned out that football was the answer.
Last week, Alex and I put our annual leave to good use and did some matched betting. If you haven’t heard of this before, it’s basically placing bets on football matches to strategically take advantage of the free bets that bookmakers offer when you sign up. For just a few hours work across the week, we managed to make around £400 to put into the kitty for our wedding, and it had the added bonus of alleviating some of my anxiety about finances.
After sourcing a solution and encouraging Alex to implement it alongside me, I felt proud when I read the following caption on Instagram because I knew that I had been taking yet more action to solve our problems. I haven’t waited for anyone to save me and a task that seemed insurmountable back when we started planning suddenly seems achievable.
‘Nobody is coming to save you, give you permission, or choose you. You have all the tools you need to do what you’re dreaming of doing. Please stop waiting. Please stop standing in your own way. Your future is waiting on you.’ Cara Alwill Leyba
Is there something in your life that’s stressing you right now? Instead of hoping someone else will come along and solve the problem, what can you do right now to try to resolve it?
Remember, there is always a way if you’re willing to try.