My main goal for 2018
I’ve actually written quite a few ‘goals for 2018’ posts but for some reason none of them felt right and they’ve all ended up in the trash pile. It’s not that I don’t want to set myself goals it’s just that none of them felt particularly genuine – It felt more like I was setting them for the sake of setting them.
After going away and having a think I realised there is only one goal that I really want to set myself:
To stop spending so much money on material things and instead save for experiences and the things that matter.
It’s no secret to anyone who knows me that I spend a lot of money (and I’m sure some of you have probably picked up on it aswell) and even though I knew I had a bit of a spending problem, it’s only recently dawned on me just how bad it is.
I don’t really need any of the things I buy, I just want them – The urge takes over, I buy them, I have a fleeting moment of joy then the moment passes and either the guilt kicks in and they go back OR I use them for all of five minutes before forgetting I even have them. There are only so many eyeshadow palettes one woman needs and if I buy anymore thick woolly jumpers I think Jody *might* have an aneurysm.
I have big things planned for the next couple of years, big things that require money. A new car that needs to be paid off monthly, a mortgage deposit that needs to be scraped together, a thirtieth birthday trip to South Africa that needs to be planned and paid for…None of it comes cheap and I’m sure I can live without the latest Urban Decay launch if it means I get to invest in my future instead.
Which is why, in 2018, I am pledging to stop spending so much money on material possessions that I definitely do not need.
And I’m putting it in writing, on the internet, so I can’t go back on what I’ve said.
I’m sure there will be blips along the way (I’m only human after all) but I think now I’ve got it cemented in my head that I need to stop spending so much money, I might find it easier to follow through.
I’m feeling pretty good but you know, it is only the first of January so maybe check back in a month’s time (hell even a week would be impressive for me!).