We've moved to Facebook! Follow us there!

Friday, July 31, 2009

Back on the Money Horse

It’s time to get back on the money savings plan. 2 weeks ago, I started two 5 day mini-vacations back to back: one with my step dad and one with my immediate family. During these vacations, I spent a lot of money, on average, each day.

At the end of the 2nd vacation, I found myself feeling some guilt about all the money I spent. Could I afford it? Absolutely. But, the money could have put us 1 month closer to our goal.

The other interesting feeling is “How do I get back into the saving mode?” With the end of vacation number 2, I wondered if I could stop spending. Maybe this is what a dieter feels like after being on a diet for 2 years then gorges on chocolate cake for 10 days.

I’m happy to report, I’ve successfully stopped being a spending glutton. All it took was putting foremost in my mind the end goal: sailing around the world. I imagined the sea spray, the wind, the anchorages, the salt smell, the girls sighting dolphins, and Val’s pride as she sails the boat through blue green emerald clear water.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.