Just me and my depression, out looking for some lipstick to make us feel better while Call Your Girlfriend plays on.
“Impulse buying is what really ruined my savings. I would see something and HAVE to have it. After all, who knows how long this really cool mug is going to be at this Target? I should get it now!”
I was living with next to nothing and I was the HAPPIEST I’ve ever been in my entire life.
Sometimes our wants and needs overlap. But deciding what I absolutely need to spend money on instead of impulse-buying has taught me how to look at things and assess how necessary they actually are in my life.
A material-heavy existence can be trapping and limiting. Spontaneous life changes (like moving abroad for work) take longer to decide on and are more difficult because of the cost involved in either shifting or disposing of all your stuff.
Summer is almost here, which means vacations filled with relaxation, sunshine, fun, good food, and (hopefully) a nicely padded wallet to enjoy your summer adventures.
In order to make a positive change, you need to stop feeling guilty for overdoing it in the past and focus on being mindful in the future.
You don’t need to wait until you earn more money, you just need to start saving some of the money you’re earning now.
The following is what I do on the days when I want to look put together and like my “best self.” Because yes! I am insecure and don’t feel good about my appearance without makeup! What fun!
“I got her a very pretty glass Christmas tree that had some candy in it. She gave me a book, a smut novel … that had her mom’s name written on the inside cover, but poorly scribbled out.”