What I mean to say is, I'm working toward developing a sustainable new financial lifestyle, not just going on a financial crash-diet for a year.
Remember the tutu from yesterday?
|Just lying here in the grass, thinking about my tutu...|
|Outfit for a casual outing to the grocery store, perhaps?|
So, I think the same way. I tend to think about my life as an episode of a TV show, and so when I think of something that would be perfect for an upcoming scene -- I will wear a tutu to the art hipster thing! -- I go out and buy that thing.
So, that's the psychology I am working on re-wiring.
Today, I did another successful grocery store trip (in the company of my boyfriend, who has been seconded to be my Frugal Companion -- you know how rehabbed stars hang out with Sober Companions to keep them on the straight-and-narrow? I like to have a Frugal Companion around sometimes too). Things I wanted to buy but did not buy:
|Wanted to buy this game; was not on the list; Frugal Companion advised me to put this on my list for next time I am out|
- tutu (obviously)
- bright yellow soap dispenser
- bright yellow towels (they have all of their spring stuff out now)
- this boardgame
- half-price chai latte (it was after 5pm, so this was moot anyway, since they're only 1/2 price 2-5pm)
When I was in the store, I remembered two things I needed to buy that weren't on the list (hummus, and barbecue sauce), which my Frugal Companion allowed me to purchase.
So, an OK day. I will have to just mine my wardrobe for an outfit to wear to the art thing. Maybe I can craft myself a tutu out of things I have lying about, such as scarves and dishtowels? Amy Sedaris would approve.