One of the things my Mom and I talked about on our trip was saving money. I was saying that I want to be more responsible about saving. So, after paying my bills when I got home I took what was left in the checking and put a little chunk in savings. And now, oh now. Now I feel like my wings have been clipped, like I've been deprived of everything fun and potential beautiful things!!!!! Ugggg. I hate it.
And here's the thing that we really talked about. I have more fabric than I could ever use. I have TONS of beautiful yarn and I just bought new beautiful yarn. I have food. The dogs have food. George does too. My bills are paid. And yet. I want to keep spending. I want to buy yarn right now, today, at the yarn shop to finish a square that I started! Technically I can afford it. But why do I want to spend all my money????
I have been thinking about this for a long time because let's face it, it's nothing new to me. I still can't figure it out. But, I have places I want to go. I have things I want to do. I have large purchases that someday I need to make. So, I am reigning myself in a bit.
And really - maybe by doing this I will focus more on doing. More on using what I already have. I really like this saying "Use it up, wear it out, make do or do without." I know I do that a lot already in certain areas of my life (shoes! & clothes) but in the frivolous category I go a bit overboard. So, we'll see how I do. I'm just putting it out there just to discuss, not to be harsh with myself. Cus let's face it, I'm not going to change overnight. Just going to be a little more deliberate and ask myself if I really need a new such and so before I spend. :)