As you may already know if you have read my previous blogs, I am currently in the process of consciously cutting down my spending habits. I can honestly admit that I am extremely guilty of over spending, then getting to the middle of the month and thinking ‘Ah! I’ve spent all of my money!’ And unfortunately the majority of the time I have nothing to show for it other than a new pair of shoes and a couple of t-shirts. As you can imagine this puts me in an awful and pretty scary situation (as you’re probably aware shoes and clothing are not edible.) I know I can speak on behalf of a lot of people that worrying about money is horrible.
I am so fortunate to have amazing parents that will help me out of sticky situations, but eventually we begin to take advantage of people’s kindness, which I know I have done in the past. I am sure that you can agree with me that asking someone for money is one of the most awkward and horrible conversations you have to have. Personally I feel so guilty and embarrassed and as though once again I have failed at being an adult.
A friend of mine recently said to me ‘You’ll tell your Grandchildren about the amazing holidays and adventures you went on 20 years ago, but you won’t tell them about the pair of nice trainers you bought 20 years ago.’
This is so true! Life is all about experiencing new things and having amazing stories to tell and to inspire people to do the same thing.
There are so many things you can do and see in this magical world for free or really cheap. Last week we went on a great adventure/ road trip down to Portland, which is literally at the end of the country and it is absolutely stunning. We spent no money while we were there and I had one of the best days I have had in such a long time. It was so exciting climbing over rocks, watching and listening to the waves crash and admiring the sunset with someone you love dearly.
These are the times and emotions we will remember forever and they last so much longer then the joy we get from buying something new.
Be adventurous and spend your money wisely, don’t take advantage of the people who love you and create amazing stories that would make your grandchildren’s eyes light up.