Although I am still pursuing photography, I am switching gears with my goals to “work on.” The truth is, I want to continue working on photography because it brings me so much joy. I will still share some photos here and there (mostly for my own accountability sake), but I’m ready to tackle another goal I previously quit on.
My third goal: BEING FRUGAL AND RESOURCEFUL
I was cheap during College and shortly after.
Then I got married, and we now had two salaries. We were living in a small apartment, and easily made our rent. We had money to spend. And spend it- I did.
Lattes every morning (Yeah, duh they were pumpkin spice), pointless runs to target where I walked around with this motto: If it’s cute, it’s mine.
I ate out all the time. Fast food restaurants, medium-speed restaurants (Panera), and even expensive sit-down restaurants. Drinks and apps with friends every weekend night. Whatever romper or sundress I wanted. Whatever earrings I liked. Whatever movie I wanted to see, and dang right- I want soda AND popcorn.
One time (which I can never tell my mother because she would disown me), I misplaced my sunglasses somewhere in my one bedroom apartment. Instead of looking for them, I went to Target and bought new ones. YOLO, Whatevs, and all the other slang.
Fast forward a few years and I live in a house with a way larger monthly payment, and we’re down 1 salary (as I stay home with the kids). Not to mention that kids are not cheap. I think we have an ongoing hospital bill just always.
I tried being cheap again so many times. But it is really hard to adjust to spending less. Here’s why:
I am not nearly as bad as I could be, but I am not nearly as frugal as I could be either. So this is my next goal, partially out of desire and partially out of necessity: Become frugal and resourceful.