Curb your enthusiasm...for spending.
Well it's gotten ridiculous. With blockbuster job ending on the 11th of July, and my library job finishing on the 16th of that month, I'll be left with no other income. That is unless I go back to the Pat, which i sure as hell don't want to do. Bouncing untill 3 am was ok while it lasted, but it ran its course.
So i'm taking this lack of income as a blessing in disguise and using it to help curb my spending. I have so many things to entertain myself with, that I have no need to buy new things. I'm talking about my big impulse buys, where i'll just go buy several cds out of pure interest. This was fun while the money lasted...kind of like cocaine.
Today I went to A & B sound and refrained from buying anything. I can count the number of times I've done that on 1 hand. So i'm taking that as a little victory to get me started on my road to fiscal responsibility. I have some money to spend this week, but with a couple shows at the jazz festival this weekend, i'll want the cash for some drinks and maybe a cd from one of the shows. I need to have more money available for purchases like these: the odd lunch, going out for dinner, money when it's needed. The other big one, is my savings. I really need to build up my savings again. I need to put money away for school, and it doesn't hurt to have money stashed away just in case.
Caitlin and I also talked about taking a trip in the future. So far I have nothing saved for it. I feel very pathetic about this. But I'm feeling positive about my turning over a new leaf. I've picked up extra shifts at the library (big moola) and I'm trying to budget my expenses more carefully.
I feel this is a very important thing for me to develop. This little problem is almost like compulsive gambling. As a boy on the verge of adulthood, I need to be able to handle my finances. And i'm not talking on an investing level or anything. I'm talking about simply not spending all my money.
Ok...i think i'm going to be good on this.
One more thing- Anton and I finished Nixon. It's compelling, but not up to the standard of JFK. Hopkins is remarkable in the title role.
"There is one more thing. It's been emotional" - Big Chris