I realized that every month I would itemize my spending, then post here saying “I also had a big expense of ____, but that is an annual thing so I didn’t include it.” This month is no exception. It seems like my big bills are staggered, thankfully, but there is almost one every month. House insurance twice, county taxes, car insurance twice, city taxes, etc etc.
I also realized that I am very conscious of how I spend my money. As long as I keep my fast food consumption in check, I do fine each month. And in July, I only ate out once – ordering pizza one night when I was too exhausted to do anything else.
This month I invested money in eco-friendly products for home and work. I will talk about them after I have tried them out and can thoughtfully review them. I am hoping these purchases will save money in the long run and of course make much less waste.
As a result of all my money-thinking, I am going to stop my monthly recaps. I will still hold myself accountable and occasionally address spending in my weekly round ups, but I would like to stop focusing so heavily on money on the blog and in real life, and turn my focus now to creating less waste.