Hi. My name is Ali & I have a spending problem.
or maybe its a photographic problem. or maybe its just hard adjusting to a very limited budget.
Maybe it started when I bought & read a book a few years ago..
Either way I am very bad today.
Could be incredibly worse, but still a tad off the plan.
Started off as a great day. Couple cups of coffee listening to the birds celebrate a new day. Applied to 15 jobs. Then I saw the emails….
Lately I have been deleting the ones that are obvious temptations & not important. Old Navy, Target, Ulta, you know who I mean… those emails just to let you know what deals are going on..just in case you need something. Nope. Delete. Temptations.
BUT then there was the reminder that I have Best Buy rewards points to redeem. Like a fool I had to check to see how many I had & what it all meant. (she goes to get the pick)
I logged into their site & entered the codes to find I had accumulated quite a few rewards dollars that I could apply to a purchase. (sticks the pick in the lock)
Then it hit me how my point & shoot camera wasn’t working lately just right. It was a cheap refurbished one I got a few years ago & certainly has put in its time. Yesterday started requiring a manual mode of opening the shutters up front… (wiggles the pick in the lock)
Checked the Best Buy site just to see what I would get if I had a job & could afford to spend the money. Dreamed of all the various features & looks of the convenient cameras. Thought about how nice it would be to have one tonight when I had plans with a dear friend. Noticed an adorable pink one was on sale…. & that with the rewards & a coupon it really would be a great deal. Plus I have a Best Buy card that has a lot of room uncharged on it…. (CLICK… & we are in! the lock pops right open)
Money spent – NOT on budget. Going to take quite a few interviews & applications to pay off that one even if it wasn’t very much. It was unplanned money & it was spent knowing I have plans to go out tonight (which is going to cost cash!).
So yeah. This slim picking budget is blown this week. I admit it, I enjoy being able to spend money when I want to & not worry about it. Maybe its just that I have worked this week & it really doesn’t feel like I don’t have a steady paycheck yet? Who knows.
So there is my full admission of guilt. Hoping that it serves as a reminder that I HAVE to do better.
…..oh & how crazy is it that I painted my nails & it ended up being the EXACT same shade as the camera! Loving this color today evidently.
Even if it is a bit toxic to me.