|In discussion: how not spending is changing me.
||[Aug. 5th, 2004|03:02 am]
So there will always be things I will spend money on: really pretty clothing that I could not possibly make myself; magazines, books, comics; and furniture. But there's a big red x marked on my calendar marking the last time I bought something out of habit, out of the desire to spend. For me, it will be a milestone when 30 days have past.
And to someone like me, who's had a history of relapses in sheer spending frenzy, and when I get the uncontrollable shakes when I do purchase something out of addiction, I'm proud to say it's been 15 days since I last purchased something that I didn't think about before hand, and wasn't part of the budget.
I know it's a small step, but for me, to be frugal, it is the most important.