Fortunately, I am an optimistic person--at least in most aspects of my personality.
Financially, I'm definitely bi-polar. And these days, I'm on the down side of manic-depression.
I don't know if it's the weather (RAIN!). Or the bills (HIGH!). Or the sense that I am just marching in place and getting nowhere (ALL THE TIME!)
I am getting tired of thinking about every little purchase: It's a first-run movie; maybe I should wait until it's on Netflix. Can I go out to lunch with my colleagues; this would be the second time this week. Yes that pair of shoes is a steal but do I really need another pair of shoes.
At the non-profit when I work, we are constantly on the look-out for "compassion fatigue." Now I'm wondering about "frugal fatigue."
And yet, what is the alternative?
Run my credit cards up to the max?
And then what?
I'd be 'fatigued' for good at that point! With far less options and way more debt.
So, I guess I'll stick around for the mania portion of my bipolar finances.
But expect some whining along the way.
It's my blog and I'll whine if I want to! (With apologies to Leslie Gore.)