We’ve finally decided to crack down and sort a budget out – it’s well over due, should have got it sorted when we bought the house and all, but time has been going by so quickly. I feel much better for it, like we’ll finally stop wasting money and start making some progress – hopefully it will work out that way.
The most important part of it is that we’ve allocated ourselves an allowance, and I’ll have money that I can call my own!! I spend virtually nothing on myself. I replace clothes when they get holes in them, the only books I buy are 50cent library cast offs and the last time I treated myself to anything it was a frappachino from starbucks – I know, I know, BIG spender I am. It’s ridiculous, I KNOW it’s ridiculous, and yet I can’t seem to stop relegating my needs and wants to the very bottom of the pile, as if simply because I’m not ‘working’ they aren’t important.
I’ve got to stop thinking like that and it starts today. I shall stop making excuses and putting off getting things I need.
And I have to make a meal plan… and all that other fun stuff. Life will be better for it, and I won’t miss rushing to the supermarket for the missing ingredients thats for sure, but it’s going to take a bit of getting used to.
Anyways, baby is asleep, Ivy is at daycare, and I haven’t had any time to myself since like, Friday last week, so I should get stuff done. Just not sure what!