I never said it would be easy
Let me tell you about my end of the financial cleanse so far. We began October 1, which, as you’re aware, was yesterday.
October 1 started like this at work:
“Oh man, I’m so hungry. I wish I could buy one of these ham and cheese paninis we make. My peanut butter sandwich just isn’t doing it for me.”
October 1 continued like this:
“Shit, why do I always have to pass Sonic during happy hour? When was the last time I got an 85 cent limeade? Last week? TOO LONG! I need one now. 85 cents won’t hurt anyone, right? Eff. We need to SAVE those 85 cents!”
“Oh no! I forgot to go to DSW before my $10 gift certificate expires this month! I can’t use it now! UGH WHAT WILL I WEAR ON MY FEET?!”
October 2 started like this at work:
“Holy crap, why does that raisin cinnamon bagel smell SO GOOD?? Stop toasting those! I need one!”
“WHAT!! We got a new batch of my favorite flaxseed bars?! STOP IT.”
“Friday night is for wings and beer. Can the boys bring the beer over and I’ll make chili? This chili SO does not live up to wings.”
And the kicker?
“Why is my car JERKING so violently? WHY is my check engine light BLINKING?! Please make it home, Miss Mazda!”
So two days into the financial cleanse and I have successfully avoided splurging on a ham and cheese panini, a strawberry limeade (even 85 cents is spending!), a bagel, a flaxseed bar, wings, and beer.
However, tomorrow I will have to throw money into my poor car. It shouldn’t feel like it’s strapped to a rocket and ready for blast off.
Oh, what I would give for a caramel apple cider right now on this rainy night… but even with my employee discount, that’s not ZERO DOLLARS (aka my budget).
It’s going to be a long ass month.