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My Own Worst Enemy

April 3rd, 2009 at 07:11 am

I admit it. I am perfect at foiling my own plans. Latest poor judgement...purchasing this car. I can manage to convice myself that anything is a good idea. And try to convince others as well, although I don't think they always believe me. I have got the car in the budget and will be able to pay for it. However, in a matter of one day, I managed to destroy the money that I had been saving for 3 months! This is my pattern. Save hard and heavy for a few months and then blow it. Strong determination followed by spending spree followed by immense guilt and remorse. Don't get me wrong, the car is great and with 2 16 year old boys and a 12 year old girl to transport on family outings, it will be nice. The Gas mileage is better than my other car, so that will not be any different. I just wish that I would have slowed down and looked at the bigger picture longer.(I know some of you told me to do that, but once I get in that groove, there is no stopping me!)

My daughter needs shorts for school and a dress for a pageant for band. Now I don't have money to purchase that for her. I could cancel our vacation, but it is our first and I really feel that we need to do that. It won't be long until the kids will be gone and not going on vacation with us. I just need to get back to that position I was with the savings. At least I still have all of the other bills on time and current. None of that has suffered. I guess that is something.

2 Responses to “My Own Worst Enemy”

  1. momcents Says:


    With the journey to self discovery, we make mistakes alon the way. It's your car now, so move forward. The land of regrets is a bad place to be and can thwart your determination. Don't look back. Check out consignment for your daughter's clothes. See if you can reschedule your trip.

  2. tiki Says:

    Yes, thrift stores are great for kids' clothes. If your daughter doesn't like the idea, make some trips on your own. She'll never know where you got the goods :-)

    And don't beat yourself up. Sounds like you needed a good car with the kids and their activities. Kudos for being able to save as much as you have! Now just start the process again :-)

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