I am so excited. Seriously excited. Jumping up and down excited! Why? Because I did it. I did the seemingly impossible. Well, the seemingly impossible for me!
I made it an ENTIRE month without a single non-necessary non-food purchase. Coralynn lost one of her flip-flops so I bought her a replacement pair. And she needed a pair of sandals. And that $5.35 was all I spent. Woohoo! Sweet victory for the budget.
And here's the coolest thing. Not spending money feels awesome. I'm well versed in the adrenaline feeling from shopping, but I had no idea how awesome the non-spending hormones feel. (Remember: I've always been thrifty.) And it gets better. Not shopping makes me want to not shop some more. And everyone can afford NOT shopping!
This month we had 2 doctor's appointments, an ER trip, and car work done, but we're still under budget. *clap clap* We said "no" to all kinds of little things that we didn't need. We even said "no" to lots of dining because I didn't want to have to find it in the budget. This means that we not only saved money, but we also ate healthier. Another victory!
I'm so excited I want to go celebrate! Think I'll celebrate with not spending money!