... I can't finish this statement, because I've done one too many things.
It's Spring(ish) again, and things are budding and blooming and new life is beginning and it is pretty exciting if you ask me. The way the sun feels on your skin, how it brightens up a gloomy mood. I just really really really like spring. I don't care if that sounds like too many "really"s.
So, in the spirit of Spring and new beginnings - I've begun to make a few of my own. All this nonsense (gross) eating from the winter, spending money like it's growing on a tree in my backyard, doing things I don't want to do, and giving in to people to easily... all over with. Now, I'm not completely crazy and think that I can just give up everything cold turkey - I know myself and I know that would last all of 2 weeks and then I'd start doing whatever I (thought I) wanted again, and once one thing slides, I'd give into the others. So! I made a plan. I can go out to eat twice a month, and drinks/fellowship fun once a week (rather than the mess of eating out 4-5 times a week and out for drinks almost as often). I'm cooking the majority of my meals at home, healthy good ones, and eating a legit 3 meals a day again. I'm saying "no" to everyone unless its a request that involves no money or some special event. There are plenty of opportunities to be with friends that don't involve money - and I don't want to keep spending money. And I'm giving up dating for the majority. Unnecessary waste of my time and energy right now.
... I'm on day 4, and I'm doing pretty well thus far. And, I feel better, physically AND emotionally. It's a pretty empowering feeling.