This month I decided to tackle something I’ve never done before: A No Spend Month.
I don’t think I was as mentally prepared as I should have been but I’m glad I’m doing it. I’m learning so much about my emotional triggers and how to let go of them. The first week started off great. I didn’t spend any money (aside from my grocery and gas budget). People were taking me out to eat and to the movies. I’m not sure if it was because they were inspired by my challenge or if they just wanted to spend time with me. I’ll just assume it was little of both 🙂
The second week, I started to notice how strict of a lifestyle I’ve been living. I started really attacking my debt in January 2017. I was so motivated! Determined to do it right this time. But determination doesn’t have to mean restricting yourself ALL OF THE TIME. My boyfriend does so much for me and our relationship. And I was really feeling the need to give back to him in some way. We both love Adam Sandler and he was coming to Sugarland, TX (seriously, when does anyone come here?). I decided to surprise him with tickets and I’m so glad I did!! We had an amazing time and laughed so much! No, it wasn’t in my budget but I feel like it was an experience we’ll cherish forever. It’s important for me to allow space for giving back. I believe it strengthened our relationship and helped us to stay motivated with our usual cheap date nights.
So I’m not 100% perfect but perfect isn’t real anyway.
Back to no spending! Have you ever done a no spend month?