It’s just such a crappy word isn’t it? I tried my best to pretty is up in the above infographic, but when you say it out loud, it still sucks!
Budgets are one of those things (like diets) that I’ve never really been able to stick at long enough to see any major results. Usually if I buy a dress for half price in a sale, I give myself a high five for budgeting. I’ve always been a spender, I’m sure it’s in my genes somewhere. The trouble is, so is Mr D, so between us we are hopeless!! I’m so good at convincing myself that every purchase I make, I REALLY REALLY need, that I think I could sell ice to the eskimos without any problem at all!!
The last few years (since moving to Sydney) have been pretty tough for us financially, and although I haven’t spoken about it much before, we have had some seriously stressful moments. With everything else in our lives since the big move finally feeling settled and stable, now is the time to make friends with that word and get my head out of the sand!!
So this is it, I am embracing the budget. This year I will be chanting “Do I really need it?, Do I really need it?” on repeat at ALL times. I am going to create and stick to a budget as well as try to bring in some of my very own income.
I am also determined to find a way of making ‘Budget’ a far cooler word.
I will keep you undated on my progress. Please wish me luck and if you have any advice, tips or tools that I might need PLEASE send them over. I will be very grateful.