Tuesday, June 16, 2009

"Use It Up, Wear It Out, Make It Do, or Do WITHOUT"

That shall be my motto for this year!

I'm not exactly the best at saving money and I don't even budget well (Ok, sometimes not at all). I spend money the second I get it. Ok, lets be honest I am a shopaholic! I shop when I'm sad, I shop when I'm mad, I shop when I'm happy, I shop before I go out, I shop ALL THE TIME! Its safe to say that this shopping business is the reason I'm living back at home with my parents! I have lists of all the things I want, I think that's normal though...right? By the time my paycheck is spent I already have a new list of the things I'll buy with my next check. It's not just the $300 pair of jeans, the $200 bathing suits, the $150 pair of shoes, and the $250 purses, it's also the many adventures I WANT to have. I want to travel the world! I want, I want, I want! Give me, Give me, Give me!

This is getting out of control. I don't remember always being like this. I spent a lot if not most of my money on other people. So what happened? I can think of a few things, that I won't mention.

Well, Its time to get a grip! I know dang well that I can't bring any of these things into the Celestial Kingdom (or any kingdom at that). I don't think Heavenly Father is really impressed with my darling $600 outfits. We've been warned not to get involved or be apart of worldly things, and I think that this is a perfect example of one of the many worldly things that sucks us in. I'm ready to be more humble and be more prayerful over the things which I spend my money on. Obviously there are the necessities but I will try harder to not go "all out". It is my goal for the rest of this year to be more thrifty, and not so high maintenance. I will humbly pray about how and where I should be spending my money. I will use it all up, wear it out, and make it do! I will be more selfless and less selfish!

I'm on my way to bigger and better things, even if I'm being thrifty! ......wish me luck!...haha....


Blogger Bekah B. said...

you are too funny! don't be to hard on yourself you have always been a VERY giving person! Also i always say spend it while you are single! I love budgeting..do you remember that? let me know if i can help in anyway! My friend in utah is buying a condo/house and is going to need roomates!! call me!

June 20, 2009 at 9:44 PM  

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