Oh my goodness… lately it seems like I have been spending money like it is going out of style. While there have been plenty of unnecessary purchases, there have also been plenty of things I needed. Like jeans because the only pair I had that fit decided they didn’t need to be one piece anymore. And shorts because it was freaking hot and I didn’t have a single pair that didn’t threaten to rupture internal organs if they were zipped and buttoned. Then there were the bras and underwear. I have to be honest, I think I’ve probably spent upwards of $60-70 on underthings in the last week alone. But now I have a few cheap bras that aren’t on the verge of disintegrating, and some completely adorable undies. Cause I’m sure you all needed to know that!
Luckily August is my “extra” paycheck month so I’ll be able to do a little bit of “catching up” on all this money I’ve been spending, but suffice it to say, the budget was definitely blown this month. I’m sure that some of it has to do with having been so strict with purchases in the name of my budget for the last several months that I went a little crazy when I finally had a good justified reason to go buy things I needed. There’s got to be a balance there somewhere though. Sarah and I are headed to the beach after work this afternoon, and my boss couldn’t understand why we wouldn’t go to a particular beach, as it is “only $8.” Well, because that’s $8 that I don’t have, especially after spending the gas money just to get up there.
Or maybe that’s my motivation for really getting rid of this credit card debt once and for all… I would love to just go to whichever beach my little heart desired because $8 could be “only” $8. When you’re doing all you can to pay your minimum payments, rent, utilities, groceries, and still have a little money left to make forward progress… $8 is a lot of money. I just wish the light at the end of the tunnel wasn’t so small… It feels like I’m scratching out progress with my fingernails, and yet the end is still so far away. I didn’t rack up this debt overnight, and it’s not going to go away overnight either, but sometimes it just feels so overwhelming. So if you ever wonder why sometimes you find links to things like Lipovox reviews or Dodge Charger car parts in the middle of my posts about Killian, or my trip to the beach– it’s because right now $8 can’t be only $8.