Every week, we’re participating in #totalhonestytuesday, sharing the things we’d usually keep off of social media, and giving a little more insight into our real (and very un-perfect) lives. Hopefully, in doing this, we can all feel a little less pressure to appear a certain way online, and remember that everyone around us is much more than just the highlight reel we normally see.
#totalhonestytuesday I have gone out to get a fancy coffee more days than not since I've been back, which makes me feel guilty for two reasons: one, it's the cardinal sin of personal finance writing and something I've personally ranted about, and two, I can tell that my habit with it is more than just the spending. I'm putting myself in the bad money habit that got me into so much trouble before: I use a "good" habit to justify a "bad" one. In this case, I say the coffee encourages me to take Mona on a morning walk around the neighborhood, which is true, but there is no reason that I need to spend money to do that. It's me doing mental gymnastics to not feel bad about wasteful spending, and it's something I need to get better about…. But the coffee is so damn good. 😖
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#totalhonestytuesday Read @faganchelsea's THT about wasteful spending and glanced over at my own windowsill. I throw a bouquet of inexpensive flowers into my cart nearly every time I go grocery shopping and rationalize it by saying "well, they're only $5!" This kind of mindless purchase is exactly what people say kill your budget, and it's something I need to be much more aware of 😬
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#totalhonestytuesday Last August, I bought a 10-class yoga pass for $100 that expires after a year. Well here we are, ~two weeks before that expiration date and I've only attended four classes. Tonight, I stopped making excuses for myself and went to my fifth class. I left feeling happy and tired, but not nearly as calm and relaxed as I have after past classes. My mind was in the game, but my body was not. I still want to commit to this weekly yoga thing for the sake of my anxiety, so you better believe I'm gonna try to crush five more classes before September (or, y'know, two… two would be good.)
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A little late, but for @faganchelsea's #totalhonestytuesday, half a macaron left from yesterday's lunch. On bad days it's really easy for me to ignore my goals and justify any and all #treatyoself behavior, and yesterday was a rough one. Not pictured: the beer and banana bread I ate for dinner. At least I had broccoli too, right? …right?
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Last week's trip both filled me with ideas and energy for writing and blogging, as well as a feeling of hopelessness and realizing how far I still am from my goals. So in celebration of #totalhonestytuesday I am taking a picture of me trying to make some plans, while also comforting myself with chocolate, tea, and x-files, because that's what my life looks like at the moment. #millennialblogger #mentalhealth #thetruthisoutthere
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Nothing warms my Type-A heart like a new planner + a quality inspirational print from @ninjandninj (courtesy of @ladannikravan's giveaway). Excuse me while I spend two hours filling it out. 😂 . . . #totalhonestytuesday #ninjandninj #makeshithappen #flashesofdelight #typeA #plannerjunkie #organized #backtoschool #inspiration
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#totalhonestytuesday I'm trying. I'm having some general struggles and frustrations with life and not achieving some personal goals due to things beyond my control and an unexpected injury and recovery. So, I'm just reassessing and trying to get back on track. #thefinancialdiet #financialdiet #calendar #planner #goals #backontrack
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#totalhonestytuesday I can tell that, in my near future, life will start to look a lot different. Mostly due to my own doings, but also from inevitable contribution from the unknown. I'm scared and nervous and caffeinated. But mostly I'm confident that, no matter what I'll figure it all out in the end. I've survived a lot of other things…I'll probably survive this too.
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So in honor of #totalhonestytuesday, here is my shameful secret: I burned this pan a year ago and I have not cleaned it yet. Instead, I stuck it in a bag under my sink. This happened on a Monday almost exactly a year ago to this day when I left some bacon grease in the pan and left the burner on, like a true responsible adult. The only silver lining to this story is that I had baking soda on hand that I poured all over the pan to put the fire out. So do I get points for that? #adulting #paleo #paleofail
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For TFD's #TotalHonestyTuesday, I give you my giant pile of PMP study materials (not pictured: 7 GB of stuff on my computer) and the mantra that's helping me get through. Trying to make such a drastic career change is hard and scary, and I have infinite respect for those who have pulled it off. It is an awfully big adventure!
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I keep a travel journal. I only write journals when I travel, and I keep telling myself I'm gonna write something, anything, everyday throughout my trips. But here's what always happen: I don't write everyday. There are days when I get too busy planning for the next days. Days when I get distracted by too many random youtube videos. Days when I'm simply too exhausted. A lot of days I end up writing about the day, or the week, before. Short trips are fine, but anything longer than a week seriously test my journal-writing discipline. Hope I can get better at this though! #travel #travelstories #traveljournal #midori #travelersnotebook #totalhonestytuesday
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Share your own honesty next week, and join the conversation.