Proud of myself

This past weekend I decided to get my haircut kind of randomly.  I had my own personal money so it wasn’t like I couldn’t afford to do it.  I had been having my hair cut into a reverse bob and I decided that I’m kind of sick of it.  It’s a very cute haircut but pretty high maintenance.  I have to have it trimmed often or I start having mutant hair.  And that’s what was happening—the stuff in the front was about 3-4 inches longer than the stuff in the back.  I had to have it pulled back all the time.   And I hadn’t found much in the way of different haircuts/styles that I could really pull off with the back so short. So I’m growing it out slowly.  (I also think I can get more cute hairstyles for next year’s wedding with it longer)

So no big deal—I went in, had them cut the front even with the back (well, more so) and angle the front as well.  Add in a few layers and I was golden.   The girl than asked if I wanted it styled—normally I don’t care but I have no straightener anymore and my style is easy.  I throw it back in a half pony tail for the most part.  I happen to know that it costs me about $5-10 dollars more to get it styled even though I’m just going to go home and take a shower.  So I said no.  Twice as she asked me a second time if I wanted it styled.

After leaving, I kept thinking about how I was happy that I had saved the money.  After all, my entire haircut only cost me $25, which included the tip.  And for one of the higher priced girls in this area, that’s not bad at all.  Then I went to the bookstore—to reward myself for being so good.  I know, I know, that’s not a great mindset at all.  It’s horrible actually and it’s what got me into so much debt in the first place (well, one of the things).

So why am I proud of myself? I walked out of that bookstore with nothing.  No movie, no video game rental and no book. And I could have bought myself that book—after all I still had some personal money that can be spent however I want it.  But I have some plans for that money (well, notions of plans) and I don’t want to spend it all.  Instead, I’m trying to only buy one thing or so and save up the rest.  Mainly, I don’t want to buy things I do not NEED.  Yes, I would have enjoyed the book but I have a ton that I haven’t read.  So that’s my #fworkout (thanks ShoppingtoSaving!) even though I didn’t tweet it on Sunday.


10 Comments on “Proud of myself”

  1. Vanessa says:

    Congrats on not spending. I also fall into that trap sometimes — save X amount of money and spend 2X amount to reward myself :p

    • bogofdebt says:

      That’s where I was headed! I had three books all picked out and was about to walk to the register with them. Thankfully, I put them away and walked away.

  2. addvodka says:

    That’s awesome! You had some big self discipline there – I can’t do that when I’m faced with books 😉

  3. Michelle says:

    Congrats! Haircuts and bookstores can definitely get expensive.

  4. yep, good work! i’m proud of you too. ps you should go to a thrift store for books, your money goes a lot farther!

    • bogofdebt says:

      If we had a thrift store here I would so go into it. I do tend to buy most of the books (lately anyways) at the library book sales. I can get them for 50 cents a book so I can’t really beat that.

  5. I never get my hair styled at the salon, mainly because they take too long to do it plus I know when I get home I’ll just style it again myself.

    • bogofdebt says:

      Or they do some “awesome” stlye that I’ll never be able to recreate on my own at home. And I love (in a sarcastic tone) the sheer amount of hairspray they put in.

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