I've been known to cry a few (hundred) times a year over money. Mostly the lack thereof. Anytime I DO have excess money, I tend to spend it on meals out enjoying the company of other people, rather than replacing or purchasing something I actually need. Ask anyone who has seen me multiple times the past year. The same two pairs of rubber shoes that I bought a year ago. But I'm okay with that. Doesn't bother me that I don't have the extra money to buy new clothes, make-up, shoes, or newest hair color. Since getting my own place, I can honestly say I have not highlighted my hair, bought any new make-up, purchased a single piece of clothing, gone for a manicure/pedicure, or splurged on any new furniture/decorative items for my apartment. Last week I bought 4 new spices for my cabinet, and felt like my kitchen was pretty complete, despite the lack of curtains on the windows and no centerpiece on the table.

So why does it bother others so bad when I'm not up-to-date on my fashion sense? What does getting a fresh new haircut every 6-8 weeks have to do with my relationship with you? The day my back car window broke, while trying to roll it down for some fresh air was funny to me...mostly because I was with friends. I guarantee I wouldn't have laughed so hard if I was by myself driving to work when it happened! But now it's taped up to keep the cold out. I don't mind. I don't even know how it's broken and how much it would cost to get it fixed. I'd rather go out to eat after church with a group of people and enjoy their company than save up the extra money I have paying a mechanic.

The next time you see me with new clothes or new shoes, chances are I got a raise, or I'm just mad at a lot of people. :)
2 Responses
  1. I feel the same way. I'm so not in style. I haven't gotten my hair cut in a year. I'd rather spend my money on other things (mostly bills and kids), but I hate being judged for not looking cool. :/ I feel ya!

  2. Anonymous Says:

    Preach sista!!!! I would rather spend my money on something I actually want then clothes, haircuts/colorings that need redone before you get used to the one ya just did-ridiculous! I am FrUmPy and lovin it:)

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