…not talking out loud kind, just the doing kind of focused. I’ve updated my bills for a clear visual of the extent of my juvenileness, done an outline of a budget to see where I can make adjustments, and started journaling all the funds I spend and how it was spent. The urge to “throw caution to the wind” and go on a spending spree isn’t there (despite good ole Satan throwing temptation my way). I’ve got a general idea of how I plan on accomplishing my financial goals and will have everything hammered out by my birthday (July 8th). I’m feeling really mature and grown up; like I can REALLY do this without feeling deprived. Just like my journey to a slimmer, healthier me. It’s all about lifestyle changes….about portion control…about discipline. It’s incredible how you can use one theory for various situations in your life. All I had to do was open my eyes and shut down the static in my brain.
So the “Journey to a New Me” continues into this New Year (a new year to me starts on my birthday) and I will continue to work on changing my mind, body, and soul. This year though the main focus will be on my financial well being. Oh don’t worry, I’ll still be working on my body image; I’ll still work on being emotionally grounded (Is that possible?); I will still work on strengthening my mind. But my mind and soul will be much “lighter” if I learn to not turn to shopping for healing. Just like my mind and soul has healed by learning not to turn to food. LOL, and my savings account will look better too if I learn to not turn shopping to heal my aches. It’s going to be a WONDERFUL YEAR. I just know it.