This Bond Girl is Evolving

Irina Bond

Hi Bond Girls (& Boys),

It’s been a minute since I’ve written a blog post, so I felt like I should explain where I’ve been. As many of you know, I’ve been working full-time at an office job for the past 2 years. I’ve tried to keep up with blogging while working f-t because it’s my passion, but lately my office job has been taking more and more of my time. We recently opened a second location, and that’s taken a lot of out me, more than just the time I’ve put in. Setting up a brand new business is super fun but mentally draining with all the long-lasting decisions that need to be made in short succession… like choosing software, equipment, marketing, insurances to work with, negotiating fee schedules, etc.

I’m not giving up blogging anytime soon, and I need to get in the groove of things again. It’s tough to blog without photos, so that’s the main thing that’s been holding me back. I may try posting just iPhone photos if that’s what’ll get me back into a more regular posting schedule.

I took on this stable office job at the expense of my blog because it felt like the right decision at the time, and it still is for my family. My husband wasn’t doing as well with his business, so I decided to take on the breadwinner responsibility and pass on the stay-at-home title to him. He thought it would be a walk in the park, by the way, and has since told me that both going to work and staying home is hard (uh, finally!!!). On the flip side, I’ve also gained the perspective of what it’s like to be 100% financially responsible for a family of four.

Blogging going forward will take on a different perspective, since I’ve changed as a person. I no longer like to shop as much, and I’m now focusing more on saving and investing money. Those are some topics I’d like to discuss if it’s of interest to you guys. I feel like there are very few females, especially bloggers, talking about personal finance online, whether it’s budgeting, investing, getting ahead in your career, credit scores, etc. The people I follow online for financial health inspo are mostly male, which is fine, but I think I could bring a fresh perspective, or at least confirm that girls are just as good (or even better as some studies have shown) with handling finances when equipped with the right information.

Let me know what you think in the comments below.



5 Comments

  • Reply March 8, 2020

    Jen

    It’s good to see you face again! I love the direction you are heading with your blog, and all I can say is it’s about time. It’s about time we are talking about things other than the annual Nordstrom’s sale. Thank you! I look forward to your posts. I work hard for my money and my family and I believe in saving and investing! Xoxo

    • Reply March 8, 2020

      Irina Bond

      Glad to have you on board! Don’t get me wrong, I still shop, but I’m way pickier. I now weigh out if I’d rather save or invest the money or if it’s worth it to spend it on an article of clothing, home decor, beauty products, etc.

  • Reply March 8, 2020

    Elsy

    I think it’s a great idea. I am looking forward to your new content. Best of luck to you.

  • Reply March 8, 2020

    Ira Vech

    Please share! And your new blog prospective is awesome! That is why I started a new insta page. I feel like people often pay attention looks, fashion, style, lifestyle etc often forgetting that behind those pictures are real people, who choose not to show certain aspects of personal life. Financial struggles and lifetime decisions are the biggest parts of everyone’s lives. Would love to see your points of view about the reality.

  • Reply March 8, 2020

    Melanie

    I would love this new direction, especially from another woman and mother and wife. All those roles are challenging and rewarding – wish you the best of luck evolving and will continue to be a follower!

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