I've been sadly neglectful of my blog recently though for happy reasons in the main. Over the past year its been incredibly tough in many many ways but it seems like we can finally see the light. Son 1 has now started school
and seems happy. Son 2 is sleeping well and not getting up ridiculously early. I have a part time job I love and another job working from home for the lovely Twinkl which fits in wonderfully with my child care needs. There are a few other things going on here and there but in general things are finally on the up. To top things off we've finally made the last payment on a car loan that was killing us every month.
It might seem ironic then in a time when we are doing well financially that I would be writing a post about thrift! However have you ever noticed that it's the people who are really well off that are the most stingy, I mean frugal....
For my part I now no longer worry about money, I buy things without feeling awful and guilty. We can plan for the future and think about what we want to do. Yes it must be true that money doesn't buy happiness and anyway, good health is everything . But along with our good fortune has also come an end to my terrible heartburn, so maybe good fortune and good health are closely linked.
The weird thing is though - now I am much happier in all aspects of my life, I no longer look at online stores, I no longer yearn to buy things, suddenly I don't need all that to make me feel good anymore. So what does that mean, why do we buy things and is it in the interest of the high street to make us anxious and unhappy, is that what makes us spend?!