So this is it. I'm making the commitment. And now it's out there in the interweb, it's like cast in stone. I'm putting myself on a budget. After bills and allotments for groceries and gas, I am giving myself $60 out of each paycheck (every two weeks) as my allowance. That's for if I decide to go out to lunch, or happy hour, or spot something that I cannot live without.
waste spend too much money. Whatever I have, I spend. It's pretty ridiculous when I stop and think about it. I mean, obviously, I make sure that my kids are taken care of first and foremost. But after that, it's game on. I have no savings at all. I plan to take my kids to FL in June to visit my family, but I don't have any way of doing that at the moment. I want and need to pay all of my bills on time and more importantly, have money left over.
I quit smoking 67 days ago. That was seriously the biggest challenge I've faced in a while. It was a testament to my willpower and I needed to prove to myself that I have that deep inside me. Now that that's a done deal, I need to challenge myself again. It's imperative that I work with what I have instead of buying something new. I must force myself to refashion and repurpose things that I already have.
Spring cleaning is upon us (me). I've got to declutter my house, my life! I have way too much stuff. People come to my place and say hey, you've got a lot of stuff. I'm going to pack up some boxes and drop them off at Goodwill. I've got so many things that I don't use. I have such a hard time getting - and staying - organized. I start so many projects but I never finish them. Well my friends, this is all going to change.
I am going to chronicle my challenge here on my blog as a means of holding myself accountable. And I am going to do this by posting a DIY/repurpose/refashion/idea EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. in April. Stay tuned ladies! I may even get ambitious and start early! I usually do things like that. Once my mind is made up to do something, I do it right away.
Please let me know if anyone has any tips, advice, ideas, or even projects that may be of use. I'm anxious to do this, and so excited!