Happy October 3rd…AKA Day 3 of my Spending Freeze restart!
In my last post, I mentioned preparation and the things I was scooping up before I jumped into the SF lifestyle again. Welp, I actually didn’t even spend money on all of those things. I bought a trash can for my desk and put aside money for my October trips. I found my soul-glasses (sunglass soulmate?) but they are around $130 and I could not justify spending that much on them. I then went to Target to look at cheap-O shades that will hold me over until my birthday or Christmas rolls around and I can ask for those soul-shades. BUT apparently I have a fat head and none of them fit my face. Bummer. So this girl is going to continue to squint it out for a few months. Anything worth having is worth the wait, right?
I also did not buy my personal website domain…yet…It’s only about $35 for everything but I figured I would continue to network locally the way I have been doing and by the time I get the domain and site built, I will have even more material to display.
Why is it that the minute someone tells me I cant do something, I want to do that thing SO BAD? Okay so in this case, its me telling myself I cant spend money. I woke up on Tuesday (day 1) and wanted nothing more than dirty fast food breakfast. Folks, this is not normal. I only wanted it because I knew that I couldn’t go buy it.
I am remembering that 80% of my battle with money is mental. There is the “I deserve it” syndrome, or just the convenience factor. Buying a dirty fast food breakfast is easier than making a smoothie and washing the blender.
I spent this past weekend taking photos of the random things I had in storage that I want to get rid of. I put them on craigslist and received my first email about one of them yesterday. It feels good to be cleaning out and it is exciting to be starting my Craigslist hustle again.
I am excited about jumping back into this Spending Freeze. I’m trying to stay calm, focus in, and pay off more of my debt than ever. My second job as an article writer is going well and is going to help me tremendously.
For those of you currently on a Spending Freeze, how is it going? What aspects do you struggle with?