Well, given how very much I want to go to Seattle, I’m a little surprised that I’m having trouble keeping that fact in mind when choosing to spend or not spend money. I did okay this week, but definitely had a few blips.
For instance, I was able to prevent myself from spending a few times: When I almost donated (for the 12th time this summer) to a political organization…
…and then when browsing Sephora’s website (I am always sure that a new product from Sephora will have a domino effect that results in a perfect life at the end)…
I also considered buying a premium theme to class up the blog, but remembered in time that my money is going somewhere else.
But then my goal slipped my mind when I went to visit my mom and decided at the last minute to take her favorite Starbucks drink with me.
And when I pre-ordered the new Mumford & Sons album…
….and again when I spotted grass-fed beef for sale at SuperTarget.
I guess that (theoretically) leaves me about $82 up? Can I say that?
I’ve got to think of some more creative ways to keep my trip in the front of my mind. Like maybe taping pictures of Mount Rainier National Park all over my steering wheel, or carving a likeness of the Space Needle into my debit card.
This is another ongoing challenge, but it’s worth it–for the potential trip and beyond. I need to be more aware of how I spend my money. (Is there an app for that?)