a friend read my sneakers post and worried about the
break i gave her on an order.
oh no. no. no. no. no.
i talk freely of my budgeting because it's part of my
life right now. i budget. and sometimes i struggle with it.
and sometimes i don't. sometimes i budget more than others.
and....one of the best lessons i ever got was from my
budgeting recently. which i haven't posted because now's
not the time. i have to wait til i'm rolling in the dough
to tell that story. but then i will.
budgeting and finances are part of life. and i don't
want to not post that stuff here and leave it out. cause
it impacts my world daily.
but if it makes any of my friends feel like they have to order,
or that they can't get a discount, then that ruins the spirit
of the posts.
i want the posts to be honest.
and honestly? the budget isn't affected by the good hearts
of my friends. it's affected by the economy, and the stores
that i work with hurting and closing, and me deciding to not
offer consignment anymore because too many stores have walked
away with my stuff, it has to do with a catalog struggling and
not ordering as much as it used to.
and you know what???
the economy will pick up, stores are gonna pull thru,
not offering consignment will balance out and help me in the end,
and the catalog is beginning to breathe new life again.
and bone sigh arts is getting better and better as we go along.
when i make it so that i'm not budgeting anymore and when i'm
easily writing the checks and money flows in and out with ease...
i will look back with glee that i made it thru a rough time.
and i'll feel proud of myself. i already do. some of my best
stories have come from my hardest times.
and, for me, the only way i will ever feel poor is if i can't
do something for someone else. if i can't give something away,
if i can't cut someone a deal, if i can't be giving.
if i can't be giving, then i'm in the wrong business.
and i don't want to do this anymore.
so please, no one take my budget posts as sad.
they're filled with good good things.
and it's important to see that.
my budgeting days have given me some of the best days of
my life. don't miss that part.
it's important to share the struggle and the triumph.
and the giving and receiving that goes on here daily.
my life couldn't be richer.
don't miss that part.