i made a promise.
even Nicole said she would help me resist temptation ;)
because after all, less is better than more.
i made a vow to myself and my family that i would not spend
ANY money on myself until my birthday.
i think i have made it a solid week so far.
i have until August 31st to maintain this.
until then...i have vowed to use my stash of stuff not
and no matter how many times i may find myself on the inside of Target,
i will NOT buy cute clothes. not even a pair of skinny cords i have found
that seem to actually fit my body style. or any cute dresses. or nail polish.
i will NOT.
because i have ENOUGH.
and i realize that i can cut back.
because sometimes all of my scrapbooking supplies actually overwhelm me at times, especially
in my small space & i can't find my stuff all of the time. truth.
AND...because i realize we could you some breathing space financially.
ok, we could use it a lot.
i grew up being told, "You have a birthday and Christmas coming up!" if i wanted something.
even school shoes, clothes, or a stuffed animal.
i always remember thinking, "Seriously, Mom?", but now i understand...she was a single Mom raising her kids and her own siblings, working 2 jobs at times.
i hate that i've strayed away from really cherishing every bit of life.
i am guilty for sure.
i'm hoping this short-term commitment will yield a long-term habit.
they say it takes at least 21 days to form a habit, and i have given myself more
than enough time for this take hold.
i want to be GRATEFUL for EVERYTHING i have and have been given.
not want for more.
so, how do you do it?
do you give yourself a budget?
do you wait for special occasions to receive or buy yourself something?
and will you help keep me accountable? ask me how it's going?
remind me to resist all of the temptation?
i would be grateful if you did offer up advice, tips or even encouragement. :)
happy Wednesday, friends!! :)