Is it just me? Or do you get that Back to School feeling when September rolls around? Even though I am not going back to school, and haven’t for a few years now, I still get nostalgic this time of year.
That being said, September was always a month of renewal, adventure and exploration. To celebrate the whimsy of childhood I decided to put myself on financial house arrest for the next 30 days… so whimsical. Haaaaaa… Really though, a good challenge, meaning No Buy on anything beyond necessities for 30 days. With a strict social & entertainment budget of $100 ($25 a week? That is 2 drinks in Portland! GAH!)
Back to the adventure and exploration part… I am so excited to see what fun things there are to do in town for free. I love a good hike, a good concert in the park, and especially a good Netflix night with friends (especially if it is Jason Bateman night). I am also super excited to get into the kitchen and get creative for as many meals as possible.
I like to spend Sunday night in the kitchen, barefoot, listening to music. I like to get prepped for the week, and to be honest, I find cooking therapeutic and relaxing. This is the part of the challenge I am most excited about, less excited about possibly running out of mascara, and not going to Powell’s for 30 days…
Okay, Okay, Why? Because I like a challenge, I want to save up for some big life moments, and I want to build an arsenal of things to add to my routine to continue to build towards grown up things, like going to England and seeing a live taping of Top Gear… I mean Roth IRAs and making a larger contribution to my 401K.
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