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Things that change so gradually you don't notice

Welcome aboard to new readers who found me from the very generous shout-out from the very sexy J Money from the very sexy Budgets Are Sexy! Bonjour new friends!!

I was thinking about how my life has changed since I started this blog almost 2 years ago, and how much of that is due to the blog itself. I've discovered new blog friends, gotten pretty good at sourcing out vintage-ish pictures, had a bunch of fun challenges and learned a lot.

I'm still in debt, though.

But not as much as before!

I'm not the sort of person who can make an instant, immediate change (other than painting my nails a new colour, or cutting all my hair off - the former of which I just did, the latter of which I SHALL NEVER DO until the next time I get bored because me with short hair is less Carey Mulligan/Michelle Williams and more Kate Gosselin/that time Jennie Garth cut off her hair in 90210).

Interestingly, I was moved to cut off all my hair the first time when Jennie Garth got this 'do in the 90s. And ever since then, it's been a vicious cycle of exhileration followed by years of growing-out guilt.

A big change requires a lot of concentrated effort and a plan and that's just not my style. My style, similar to that of Mireille Enos in French Women Don't Get Fat is to just kind of do my best all the time, succumb to temptation once in awhile, and do my best. Buying good quality stuff, not wasting my money on cheap stuff I don't really want.

That's one of the changes I have definitely noticed between January 2011 and now: I pay attention to what I spend. I may buy not-entirely-necessary-for-life things, but at least I think about it now. I have automated payments into my credit card debt.

Just trying to make my BFF proud.

For me, these baby steps are good enough for now. It may not be one of those amazing "I GOT OUT OF DEBT IN 6 MONTHS HERE'S HOW" stories, but this is what's working for me for now.

Slowly but surely!

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