So... my problem is I want new clothes so I go out an buy them. I need food in my apartment but I wait as long as possible to go grocery shopping. My budget needs to figure out that I am an "adult" now I have have finical responsibilities. I am very lucky to have a supportive family who is helping with this transition, but they won't be able to help forever.
My gaol for this year is to save money. Simple as that. Narrowing the goal a bit, I am trying to save at least $200 a month, but more when applicable. That way I can start a savings to buy the things I want, earn the things I want. Things like a Mac Book. Something I have wanted for years and told myself would be the first big thing I would by myself when I got a "real" job. That idea got pushed further and further back with every trip to the Mall of America.
So, hopefully soon I will be able to get the things I want, like the Mac Book, or a new camera like the Nikon D40, or new couches, or a maid to clean up after me. Okay, maybe not that last one.
Then there are things I want that money can't buy, like peace of mind, success, and happiness.
But then I remember I have people like this in my life:
My ...bff... and her son are coming to visit me this weekend. I may have just been home less than 2 weeks ago but I miss my family and friends every day, and knowing they are coming 370 miles just to see me makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. It brings me some peace of mind.
Having people like them in my life is really all I need.