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I think I’m finding contentment

May 12th, 2019 at 07:17 pm

So proud of myself.

One of my friends made the comment that what I was wearing to see Michelle Obama was inappropriate. So with that comment, on my way home from work, I was heading to the mall.

I thought on my way, one you did not budget for a new outfit. Two, what was wrong with what you were wearing? You wore this outfit to a wedding. Three, if you buy something, you’ll have to use your credit card 💳 . So with that, I kept coming home to shower 🚿 and wear what I had decided on. No new outfit.

It’s crazy because those little words from someone who weren’t going to the event could have easily caused me to go into debt. Rachel Cruze was right, often we live their lives vs our own. So many people buy things they can’t afford or want because of someone else’s words.

Another big achievement, was I’ve killed the no spend days this month. I’ve had a total of nine no spend days this month, and it’s only 12 days in. Not to mention, I haven’t dined out for a few days 😀.

Lastly, I had allowed social media consume me and it was late. I didn’t feel like cooking dinner, well late or not, I decided to prepare dinner, so that I have lunch tomorrow avoiding the temptation of spending money.

I’ve been praying for contentment and I honestly think God is definitely working on me.

9 Responses to “I think I’m finding contentment ”

  1. starfishy Says:

    great job sticking to your own plan and not getting derailed by someone else's opinion!!

  2. Smallsteps Says:

    I agree it is a good feeling to not fall into temptation to buy something simply because someone else with a comment suggests you should.
    I find it odd someone not even going to an event decided to comment on your choice of outfit.

  3. Dido Says:

    Good for you! Others often feel overly entitled to comment on our lives; social media makes it worse. Holding true to your own values might sometimes be harder in the short term, but will set Ake you happier in the long!

  4. creditcardfree Says:

    Beautiful testimony! We have to live our lives the way we see fit. Unless you showed up without clothes, I can't imagine anyone would have turned you away from an event you paid to attend. There are certain segments of our population that are definitely caught up in how we look and dress, which the see from the media the consume primarily.

  5. crazyliblady Says:

    I am just curious. Why did your friend think your outfit was inappropriate?

  6. veronak Says:

    @CrazyLibLady she insisted that I dress business professionals, crisp white blouse, slacks etc. I wore a one piece floral jumpsuit, spring/summer, she said it just didn’t look right 🤦🏽‍♀️
    People showed up to the event in jeans.

  7. Jenn Says:

    It's great that you're becoming comfortable in your skin.

  8. crazyliblady Says:

    It sounds like your friend is uptight and too worried about what other people think. You do you.

  9. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I heard a study recently that said that the biggest cause of overspending is social media - trying to keep up the appearances.

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