I’d rather be happy. At least in a couple of cases.
First, I’m increasing my $2,000/month budget by $100 to $200 a month – eating out with friends, going on day trips (and vacations) and buying new dresses really do make me feel better, even though they might be not the “right” thing to do for a pf blogger. 😉
I am still saving at least 25% of my gross income (including bonuses & tax refunds it’ll be closer to 30%) towards retirement and shorter-term savings. So I’ll never get featured on CNN’s Extreme Savers, but I’m a-okay with that.
Second, I am practicing just being happy with CB, because he makes me really happy, so much so that I’d subconsciously pick fights just to protect myself from what-if. But that’s got to stop. I’m going to pray, enjoy, and let go of the past hurts I’ve been holding on to as an insurance policy… one that says, see, it’s dangerous to be so happy.
It’s going to take practice… but practice makes perfect, right?