Wedding season is in full swing! I’ve been to two already and I have three more to go! Weddings are happy occasions that I welcome on any day of the week. I look forward to seeing the bride’s dress, eating yummy food and slow dancing with Daniel. This year though, because there are so many at the same time, I’ve had to budget everything that goes into what I would need for their wedding day. It really does add up. I’m not the only one that needs to budget, right?
Its already the third month of the year! How time flies, right? On Midnight of 12-31-11, there was a list of things that I wanted to tackle this year. But it never fails, only two things on the list stand out. Money and Health. Last month I made it No Unnecessary Spending February; I could only spend money on food. If you follow me on twitter, @djrelat7; you saw all the #NoUnnecessarySpendingFebruary tweets. I resisted temptation when all the end of season sales were going on and I made it through the month. Honestly, (puts head down) I broke down one day. It was the first week, the new Jason Wu line was hitting Target stores and Breaking Dawn Part 1 was available for Pre-Sale. I shopped that day on target.com, adding stuff to my cart. I even went as far as checking out. It hit me a few seconds after that this was part of my problem. I’ve become so accustomed to buying whatever I want whenever I want it that its not helping me pay off my debt. Fortunate for me and my wallet, I canceled the order a few minutes later. After returning a pair of boots that I found out were defective, my total for last month’s spending on wants was a whopping -$59.63. Now if only I could figure out how to return all this unwanted weight. Sigh! Sigh! Sigh!
These last few weeks, I’ve been going over my New Year’s Resolutions from this year and I realize I’ve just brushed the surface with most of them. It just occurred to me that I can’t possibly do well on just one goal, if I’m trying to tackle 10 others that I think are all equally important. In reality most of the items we add to our resolution list are wishes, things we’d like to happen. However, if they do not happen then we go back to remembering, ‘well they were only wishes anyways’. I’ve read this in many books, but you don’t really believe it until you take a look at YOU. So after seeing all my wishes not come true, the list is going to be only two things next year. The first of course being having healthy finances.