January has proven itself to be more of a blessing than a curse.
Still reeling in memories of christmas purchases past,
I found myself feeling the need to
splurge a little less and save a little more.
I did just as I have in times like these before and placed myself on what I lovingly refer to as a
“spending freeze“ ~ in other words, no non-essential purchases until all the bills are paid.
Three days in to my freeze, we received some unexpected, not necessarily welcome news.
My family now operates on a budget $750 a month less than we did before.
At first there was panic.
Yet, somewhere in the midst of it all,
we found joy.
Joy in a life less hurried.
Joy in the extra moments living with less is now freeing up for us to spend time with one another.
We’re only three weeks in, but. right. now … We are WINNING!
In the best possible way.
It’s an adjustment for sure, one we are still having to learn to deal with, but just like every other challenge –
we will face it and overcome it together.
And … no doubt, learn a lot about ourselves along the way.
Since this new budgeting style will be making itself such a prominent part of our lives, I though it only fitting it should also become a prominent part of what I do here. I plan to share the ways we find to live more, with less.
Look for more on this topic in the posts to come.
Feel free to ask me any questions you may have along the way.
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