Friday, May 11, 2012
Being super broke lately has necessitated a lot of cheap activities: bike rides, picnics, makin lemonaide, hikes, and gardening with my awesome pals (like the amazing Georgia, in the first two photos!). After a lot of whining, I've come to realize that being temporarily broke can be a great way to reassess my daily habits. I don't need to eat out that much, and chill out on the thrifting. There's plenty of treasures out there that I don't need to buy. Want a coffee every day? MAKE IT AT HOME. Etc, etc.
Also I'm really fortunate that my brokeness is indeed temporary, as I have a relatively ok-paying job, an awesome partner who helps me pay for things, and student loans for when I'm in school again. I don't accredit any of this to my amazing, driven work ethic or anything, but to the fact that I've been born into white, middle-class privilege in a country with a lot of resources. Needless to say, there are still a lot of things wrong with my situation (namely the fact that my tuition and rent cost SO much, when they really shouldn't). But that's another story, and more than a few blog posts. For now, I'm enjoying the frugal activities and cheap buddytime with my pals.
Stay well everyone!