I like the idea starting the new year with a fresh outlook, but I'm not a fan of pressure or commitment. And I'm not so good on the follow through. So why would i set myself up for failure? I've avoided making resolutions for several years because of this. However, the month of December brought on several excesses that definitely need to be tamed.
My cousin has started her New Year with strict spending moratorium for 3 months. I considered joining her with some modifications. Earlier today Jimmy and I were reviewing our expenses and in the past month I had spent $5 here, $13 there, $21 everywhere, and even though each purchase was not a whole lot, multiply them by a kazillion and next thing I know, I've racked up a 17grandmilliondollar credit card bill. While I can justify some of it as Christmas expenses, I also managed to spend quite a bit on crafting supplies. For myself. Big surprise. So, realistically I know I won't be able to completely cut my crafting expenses out, but I'll definitely commit to cutting my expenses by at least 50%. (I can practically hear phin saying 'yeaaaa riiiiight'). For 3 months. Then I'll do a reassessment.
Battle of the Bulge
The first half of last year I did pretty well with the battle. Then I got a little lazy but maintained for the next 3 months. Then this crazy thing happened the end of November. It was called Thanksgiving. December continued the feasting. Well, it's time to get my focus back. And move more. I need to motivate myself to go on walks or hikes, take my camera and shoot photos. Now I need to figure out what to do with all these delicious foods, sweets and treats that are still lingering in my house.
A Load of Crap
Through the years, I've collected a massive quantity of stuff. I think it's related to the shopping problem. I have this "rule" where if I buy something, I need to get rid of something else in its replacement. I'm pretty good at sticking to this rule with clothes, shoes, bags or kitchen supplies. But I break it almost every time with crafting supplies. I really need to purge.
Anybody else attempting any New Year's
photos from the hideaway this weekend. completely unrelated to this topic. but as you can see, there was a tiny bit of snow.