Thursday, January 7, 2010

Twenty-Four Days until . . .

freedom!
feeling like everyone in my home loves me first, judges me second!
rug selection!
feeling free from the weight of, "I just wasn't raised like that."
I can finally put my pots in some cupboards!


I am so spoiled! Thank you, Lord, for this abundance!
I get my own place! My first place! :)

24-days. woo. hoo.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

The Big Picture

There is a couple I respect very much. They have been such good friends and have set an example I aspire to emulate.

They have a pretty strict budget. One time, M was talking about Budgeting, and she said something like, "We are hard on ourselves because we want to spend our money on what's really important to us."

Looking at the big picture really helps.

The bottom line is-- I have more than all I want. I have more than all I need. By the grace of God, I've paid off most of my debts, and can spend my money with better intentions. I have a plan/schedule/vision for my finances, and keeping faithful to the plan is so important to me that I will not fritter away money on bubble gum, fancy crackers, and clothes!

This is pretty exciting! I love you, envelope system.

New Year. New Focus. Wind in my Sails.

Aubrey

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Pocket Change

My new year will be
like pocket change.

I'll collect my moments in a bank
until its full enough to break,
and then I'll bust it open.

I'll dig around and find value in forgotten corners,
and I'll re-purpose it.

I'll consider more wisely how I'm trading each coin that passes through my hand.

I want to understand more fully what it means to be a steward.

-010. Get moving, girl. Shake it.