Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Tight

I have never considered myself bad with money. But recently I am beginning to realize that I am far behind my peers when it comes to saving. It's going to be tight untill the next paycheck. And I don't mean "not go to a movie and only have one beer", I mean no money to be spent for T minus 12 days. For about one day I officially freaked out. Many moments of tears and frantically checking my fridge, ending with me hiding in bed with season 8 of friends. Eeek. I have since managed to get my head around the drowning feeling and am attempting to see this as a damn good challenge. A real DAMN good excuse to see how clever I can be. And hopefully these tactics will last longer than the wait time, since my future goals require much much self-reliance and unfortunately a lot of money. So I have stocked up on the things I can afford. Bread. Peanut butter. And string cheese. Plus the remains of my cupboard/fridge from pre-seattle. I almost positive that idea of this situation appears more daunting than it actually will turn out to be, but since I am a runner up to Lauren queen of anxiety, that still puts me at considerable risk. I actually sat down earlier this evening and wrote down all the things I could do for free. And yes of course that made me more depressed, so I abandoned that and went to the gym. Things like the 'library' and 'taking pictures' arent nearly as productive as people watching, walking on a treadmill, and getting my daily dose of CNN. Which I guess proves that its not too bad of a predicament after all. Although tips and/or clues for this challenge are still welcome.

2 comments:

*********************** said...

I TOT have a tip that just came through for me.
When you have some extra money to spend on groceries, stock upon some canned fruit, bags of veggies, tuna, a bottle of tomato sauce, etc. and keep it in your reserve stash. I tot freaked out when I came back because I have no money for groceries, but then i had all this extra food then I had never planned on eating. Ha! To be young and poor...

Lauren said...

you've NEVER considered yourself bad with money?! hahahahahahahhahahahahahaahahahahahahahahhaahahahhahahahahahahahahahhahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahaha