Tuesday, October 19, 2010

What do I do with $100....

I was given $100 to spend on ONLY ME. (I actually pinky swore that I would only spend it on me) When it was handed to me I was thinking "wow, how fun...to only spend the money on me. I'm sure I'll think of 100 things I want to buy". Then last night I REALLY started thinking. My mind was flooded with hundreds of ideas. The first thing that popped in my head was "oh, now I can go mail those small packages I want to mail to some friends. Now I have the extra money for the shipping"....Oh wait..that wouldn't be spending it on me. hmmm...oh I know, I'll get some Christmas presents...shoot that isn't on ME either. I KNOW....I'll go to dollar tree and get TONS of fun halloween and fall stuff for the kids to have our little homeschool halloween party. Oh SHOOT..that would be using the money on the kids and not only me. This is harder than I thought. Okay, what do I REALLY need? CLOTHES. I'm in DESPERATE need of clothes. But that doesn't sound like fun to me. Trying to find something cheap and something that fits right. (even with $100 to spend I don't want to spend full price)Don't get me wrong, I love clothes but I would rather buy my kids some more clothes. Jordan & Mya really need jeans. I would hate to spend the money on jeans for me when they don't have any that fit them right now. So scratch clothes off my list. I KNOW...I could buy a whole bunch of ribbon so I could make some more ribbons..oh but those technically would be for my girls' hair. Does that count as a "for me only" item...since I actually enjoy making hair bows? Or what about a bunch of yarn and crochet hooks? That is my new hobby. So that would be for me also I suppose, even though the items I make will be for someone else.

I decided to look at my amazon wish list. It includes many books, some essential oils, an oil diffuser, and a nikon lens for my camera. I want ALL that stuff but why now that I have the money do I not want to buy those things? I don't get it. I also thought about using the money to get my hair cut. I haven't had it cut since last April. But again, that seems like a waste of money. I can just pull my hair in a pony tail now. Why mess with actually having to make it a certain way every day. Then there is the sensible thing to spend it on. I need some more contacts. I could also use a pair of glasses. Maybe THAT is what I'll end up spending it on. If I am going to spend it on myself it might as well be something I really do NEED and not just "want".

This is going to be WAY harder than I thought it would. So for now, I'm going to save this $100 bill until I come across something I just HAVE to have(for myself of course). What would YOU spend $100 on?

7 comments:

NanaDiana said...

I'm a lot like you! I would want to spend it on something for my grandkids...or my daughters. I think I always feel guilty spending money on stuff for ME...but I do love books...so...I guess I would spend it on books. Hugs- Diana

denise said...

I have an idea! Save it until Black Friday. Then go hog wild on the good deals ONLY for you! If a sweater is on sale, jewelry, camera stuff, etc. It IS very hard to spend it only on you :) I once carried around $20 for a LONG time because it was only supposed to be for me and everything seemed to unworthy of the spending of the $20.
Tend to think towards something you would NEVER buy yourself. Maybe a canvas print of your favorite photo of the kids to put up? A really nice camera bag that you would never buy? A bedding set you have been eyeing but don't "need".

denise said...

WAIT! I got it! An iPhone! Mine was $99 and I LOVE it!

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