So, I am Truly discerning between wants and needs…

I looked through a big stack of catalogs today that said things like: “You have 5 star credit with us.” Or, “No payments until July”. I really want a sound bar to put with my cheap flat screen, to enhance the sound quality. I really, really want to get a record player. I have crated my albums around for 20 years and have nothing to play them on.

But, i learned to deal with a much smaller income and still have a quality life. The whole getting rid of cable thing sucks, but I have Netflix and Hulu so I can make it work. Also, when I didn’t have cable before, I wrote more and read more which is a better way to spend my time. I can eat healthy by buying Kosher instead of organic meats because they cost less. I have cut down from a 5.23 latte to a 3.13 coffee. We go to events, but use discount sites like Living Social.

I am in no way saying that I love pinching pennies, but until I can do better financially, I have to make the best of it. My money goes to piano lessons for my kid and driving her 5 days a week to play rehearsals, so we are not at home a lot. This makes it difficult to eat healthy and save money. So, I pack food when we are going to be gone. I also make sure she has a hearty meal before evening rehearsals which saves us in the bank and keeps us in shape.

The point is, it requires a lot of patience and planning to be in my situation. It is also very difficult to be in a wealthy area where a lot of my friends are stressed over paint color or if they need a new car. They just don’t get it. So, I don’t tell them the deal. A handful of people know my situation and I think it works better that way. I don’t want people to feel guilt over their comfortable lifestyle with their hubby footing the bill, because that is their fortune and blessing. For whatever reason, I am in this place in my life and it isn’t their fault.

So, I really am grateful to have this blog to spill out all of my heart and worry and grievances both great and small. Thanks for reading it…



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I have tons of education and don't use it! I am non-traditional and traditional rolled into one person. I am a Christian, but need work! I am conservative fiscally, but I could care less who someone marries. My favorite things to do are: hang out with my kid, watch movies, read, write, sing, dance, love, live life to the fullest! I love: my kid, my cat, my best guy D, God, rain, chocolate, Christmas, friends, cats, animals in general, honesty, avocados, love, Hallmark channel, iced coffee, Harry Potter, NYC, England, Italy, D.C., Paris and autumn.

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