ready for them??
Frugality & Abundance
seem like opposites don't they? i will make them work together.
Frugality is the practice of
1. Acquiring goods and services in a restrained manner,and
2. Resourcefully using already owned economic goods and services, to achieve a longer term goal
frugality because in 2009, especially, i kept finding myself making purchases "because i can" - when in reality, i can't. one day i need to buy a house!
Sure, I have a million pairs of cute shoes and plenty of cute jewelry and clothing...but really, where does that get me? Why not spend money on a useful hobby? My current hobbies include crafts which i can double as jewelry (which are somewhat expensive, but well worth the time and money in the end!) and cooking!!! I'd love my own set of kitchen supplies - nice ones. not hand-me-down knives that chop my fingers off at every opportunity.
for right now, i don't need these things. i will use what i have, when i can, to make do. and i will spend wisely, "because i can."
abundance because i need to learn about to continue to live the crazy life i currently do, in a healthier manner. i know, i know - everyone wants to be healthy in the new year. but i will look at it differently, i need to live with an abundance of heart, while working my way up to affluence and wealth. I will work hard to reach my goals, they are important to me. in 2010, i'll take/give all the overflowing love that I can :) and if you want to give me money, i'll take that too!
combining these two should give me a pretty healthy balance of what my life should be this next year - i think it'll be just perfect!