Friday, February 25, 2005

Aaahhhh!!!!! I got my first check from my publisher the other day and boy do I feel great! It took me an entire day to deal with personal finances. Trying to get things in order because this is going to be a little different for me. Instead of the security of a check every two weeks, I have to learn how to budget a lump sum over several months. Underbudgeting is no problem, but should I over budget or over spend...let's just say it won't be pretty! So I'm planning things out so I can avoid ever getting in that situation. And while I'm planning, I get a call from my friend's girlfriend, telling me about a shoe sale and these ankle boots she saw that caused her to think of me. I broke out in a sweat when she told me. My heart started beating faster and what's that? Chill bumps ran down my arms and the little hairs on the back of my neck stood up. But no, I've got to get my priorities straight. I'm going to have to learn not to be driven by impulses. So when she called me yesterday, I didn't go. That would've been impulse buying. So instead, I waited a day, thought about it and I'm going today to get those boots. It's no longer impulse buying. It's well thought out and planned!