My Empty Purse


I find that I now think about money A LOT! I knew, when I chose not to return to work after my second maternity leave, that it would be tough living on one salary. I knew that I would have to get used to going without on certain luxuries. I knew all these things, yet now that I am living with this lifestyle, I still find it a shock sometimes.

Normally I am good at budgeting. I am good at finding deals and saving money. I think most people assume that my British Husband is the thrifty one, and I spend all our money on shoes and handbags. Maybe because I am American, people assume I am a spendthrift. But I am quite the opposite. I rarely buy myself anything, and if I do then I make sure I am getting a bargain. 

But there are times when all I can do is dream of getting a massage/facial or spending the day shopping and buying whatever I like. But they are dreams. And I need to focus on the fact that I get to spend each and every day with my children and I never have to feel guilty about missing milestones. Yes, I get milestones not massages.

2 thoughts on “My Empty Purse

  1. Just looking through Silent Sunday entries and was intrigued by your “about me”…I’m trying to find ways to live more cheaply at the moment so that I can work less, and this really struck a chord, as did the other post I glanced at about healthy eating. Good luck with both. I look forward to hearing how you get on.

    1. It is tough to have fun but live to a budget and not feel like you are constantly being deprived of treats. I will blog this week with my tips of being thrifty.

      Struggled a bit with healthy eating as I’ve been feeling poorly but back on the straight and narrow now.

      Good luck to you too!

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