i don't have any wise words for you today (much like every other day), but i did just read this blog post about being selective in your purchases, and it was a really great read. with the help of a friend, i've recently started a new budget because my funds are lows and my wants are high. i wasn't keeping track of my credit card swipes very much before, but now i am hyper aware of that little piece of plastic in my wallet. i already feel better about how i'm spending even though my bank account is still mincey teensie tiny. i'm going to wait for it to grow big and tall and strong like an oak tree. this will probably take a long time. oak trees don't rush things.
basically, i want to make more intentional purchases. not the filler stuff that you find at the ends of shopping aisles (although, hello target dollar section, iloveyou). i want to be able to buy a nice sweater every now and then or that pair of boots i've been eyeing. i want to try a new restaurant with friends and enjoy myself. i think being more selective with what i buy and when i buy it will help me appreciate, value, and take better care of the purchases (whatever they may be) than i have been.
go ahead and read the article! it may help you, too. (this post has a somewhat similar message).
in semi-related news, a good friend just gifted me with an anthro gift card, and i'm in hog heaven trying to figure out how i will spend it. these boots? this sweatshirt? a pretty, shiny necklace? the last time i had a gift card for anthro, it took me about six months to spend it. it shouldn't be that hard. it's freaking anthro for crying out loud.