$19,756.22

It’s another first of the month, and I’m down $946.22 from the last one.  Still not quite a whole thousand less, but it’s pretty darned good, I’d say.

And!

It’s less than 20K!  Just like breaking a decade or a century in weight loss, it feels pretty good to get that number to one that starts with a 1 instead of a 2.

It feels do-able.  I can do this!  Just paying attention and facing the problem seems to have helped a lot.  I know it’s only been 2 months of concerted effort and is far too soon to be congratulating myself much… not to mention that it’s still a nauseating amount of debt… but still.

I did have a few transgressions this month:

  • There was the matter of a small fit of Anthropologie business.  I’m suffering a bit from excessive fatness and the not-fitting-ness of all of my clothes and succumbed to the pleasures of buying a few things that actually fit.
  • There was also a goodly amount of going out.  But this is one that I think I ought to just do a better job of budgeting for.  I can keep the restaurant and bar expenses down to almost nothing if I’m hermitting and not going out at all and while it does feel awfully sanctimonious to minimize that expense, I kind of think it’s necessary.  Hermitting is not something I can mentally afford to keep up.

Overall, I am feeling pleezed!  It’s a funny secret private pleased.  I can’t really go around squealing that I am just under twenty thousand dollars in debt and expect anyone else to see it as a “yay!”  But that’s quite alright.  I will just keep this little feather in my own cap.

Until next month….

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