So my wallet is bleeding from a tune up, gas, and food. Nothing to be afraid of yet but I’m avoiding my bank statement for fear that I won’t have enough to pay it off entirely. I always do anyway, but it’s painful just to see the numbers.
Anyway I have a small challenge for myself, as inspired by this post from the Better Man Project. It’s not exactly going on a fast, but as the title says, it’s a small challenge.
1. $10/day. Give or take a few cents. This strategy is meant to curb my impulses to buy stuff. Like I mean stuff like drinks, coffee, snacks (I get hungry often because I workout regularly). The tiny purchases that I make a lot that add up in the end. This is of course excluding major things like the tune up I needed because my gas milage plummeted! Everyday, ten dollars only.
2. Finishing this internship. Coming from low-middle class family money has always been on the minds of my folks. It’s only going to get worse as time goes on. As the old adage says: “if you are from the poor class, getting an education is your ticket out”. I’m going to finish this, despite some indicators that becoming a teacher might not “get me out”. Oh well, at least I’ll learn some things along the way.
3. Martial Arts: This one is going to be a hard one. Why? Because I’m not training at the moment. But I’ve come to the conclusion that no matter what happens in life, no matter where I go or what I do, I will need martial arts in my life. I could be 88 years old and I can see myself practicing Tai Chi, Aikido, or some other physical activity.
Because you know, golf is for pussies.
No I’m just kidding, but once I have a substantially larger cash flow and a job I will devote my money and energy to the martial arts – other than my job of course. I hope everything works out. Till next time.