Some Things I WantPosted: June 28, 2012
I am putting this in writing to motivate me even more. My personal money is normally not all spent at once. I tend to buy one or two things and put the rest away. And then enter in yesterday and I spent a lot of what I had saved. I meant to clean out my wallet before leaving but it was one of those things I didn’t even think about. I thought: “Yay, niece is here! Feed the cat, grab mp3 player for long car ride, pack water so I don’t buy it on the way and change into nice looking clothes (because a newborn will really care right?).” Nothing about spending money (okay the water thing was a good idea though) or leaving money at home.
Source (Next time take that stuff out of my wallet!)
And that was a mistake. One of my biggest weaknesses is buying gifts for people. I know this. I’ve talked to myself about this but when I looked at my brand new niece I forgot. We went to the nearest mall originally to eat as it was one of the closest places. And we bought the baby a gift and the new parents a gift. Over all I can’t complain or even find it very wrong of me. I enjoyed doing it.
But while we were waiting for our gift to be engraved (FYI: all things remembered is one of my favorite stores for gifts EVER), we walked the mall. I ended up spending most of my money I had been saving on some random things like clothes for work. Ugh. Okay not ugh as they are really pretty and I enjoy them but grr!
What is wrong with that? It’s my personal money right? Well…here’s the kicker: I’m saving up to hire the awesome Andrea to redo my site and move over to self hosted. I need that money to not be spent. So, I’m saying it out loud (well, writing it on my blog for you all to see) what I want to do with my personal money.
1) Hire the amazing Andrea
2) Hair Straightener
3) Hair cut
4) Dye my own hair again
5) Waterproof camera for honeymoon
There are five things I want and mostly in that order. Now, I am still doing the thing where I buy one thing and then save the rest so the hair cut and dye could come sooner. That’s fine with me—I might (har har) spend it in a fit of shopaholicness otherwise. But I want these things so I need to plan for them. Otherwise things like yesterday happen. And as they are things I want, they need to come out of my fun money. (Okay, not just me on the camera but we will split the cost of it or it will come out of our wedding fund.)