A new month has begun, autumn is on the way which means by extension WINTER IS COMING!
I know, we are still in Summer, but I am always very excited for Autumn. I don’t know why but maybe because a school year always begins in September the start of Autumn always feels like a new beginning to me.
Anyways, time to analyse the disaster that was July.
If anyone is reading my blog for the first time I’ll give you a little bit of context. I am doing my version of a ‘No Spend Year’ with many things being off limit for purchasing, which I totally threw aside in July.
Also in July I was half way through a 28 day sick leave absence from work due to stress and anxiety. So that may have affected why I disregarded my No Spend Year rules.
Final bit of context is I am doing a No Spend Year because I am in debt. Boooo!
So here is how I spent my money in the month of July.
Let’s start off with the contraband purchases:
CONTRABAND/I F***** UP
(Ahem) £77.73!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (This was made up of takeaway coffees, work canteen lunches, a couple of breakfasts I had to buy as I was lazy/unorganised)
Moving swiftly on…
HOMEWARE £1.98 (Batteries and white board markers)
GIFTS £6.37 (A selection of cards for various occasions and a packet of biscuits for a friend)
SOCIAL £72.64 (So really I could have socialised twice as much if I wasn’t wasting money on the things in the contraband category)
POSTAGE £43.05 (I sold a lot of things on ebay, and yes, I charged for postage, but they way I see it is I had to have that money in order to post things in the first place)
HEALTH £14 (I went to the dentist)
TRAVEL (DAY TO DAY) £18 (This I feel bad about as I didn’t actually need to do any of these bus journeys, I could have walked if I had been more organised with my time)
So July, it happened. It happened badly. But I am making good progress in August and have had 4 No Spend Days out of the first 6 days of August (A ‘NSD’ is exactly what it sounds like, it’s a day when I didn’t spend any money on anything, not even something like milk).