Sunday, March 30, 2008


Yesterday I had such a good day. One of my co-workers asked if I wanted to go shopping with her and even though I don't normally like to shop, I said yes. We ended up going to the Half of the Half Price Store. It's a huge warehouse like store where they sell name brand clothes marked way down. Some of the clothes have stains or holes, but most are perfectly fine. I ended up getting 2 pairs of pants and 6 tops for $50. It's been almost a year since I have bought clothes for myself and I was really in need of some different work clothes.

For the last year I have only been spending money on things I need. It's been a huge adjustment going from a two income household to just one. Most people have a financial safety net, but really I only have me to depend on. It really makes me watch my money.

But I also think there needs to be some balance and you need to allow yourself some flexibility when it comes to money. This has been really hard for me and I have noticed that I am not allowing myself to also have a little bit of fun.

I am very thankful that this co-worker helped me see that it's OK to spend some money on myself and more importantly to have a little bit of fun.


SassyFemme said...

You definitely have to have some fun. I think it's part of what sustains us during the not so fun times.

Awesome deal on the clothes!

Lynilu said...

I'm glad you did something nice for yourself and that you enjoyed it. That sounds like a great store!! I'm jealous!!

Patti said...

Yay for a good shopping expedition. If we lived closer I would hook you up. I got a $75 Christmas dress for Brittany next year for $1.98 at Belk. Yep.
I understand what you mean about going from a two income household to one. That would have to be VERY scary. Enjoy life in little ways though. You deserve it!

Sandra said...

No matter how poor I am I allow myself trips to a certain awesome thrift store we have here, and I usually let myself have whatever I want there. We have to treat ourselves, but no, it doesn't have to be expensive.

traci said...

Sooooooo, this "co-worker" could be classified as a friend eh?

Good for you doing something good for you!

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