Last week I mentioned that I left the classroom and took a job at a low-performing school that has been taken over by the feds.
I'm sure I can make a difference to this school, but I'm also taking a huge cut in pay.
Hence, the penny-pinching.
In light of the fact that I will be broke as a joke, I have set a few ground rules for myself. My first rule will be the most difficult to follow:
No more Target.
Because until I've adjusted to my new penniless lifestyle, I will have to remain outside.
I've always had a "little problem" with Target. I cannot go there and just get one thing. Target knows what it's doing.
They suck you in, my friends.
They suck you in with pastels and twine and cute cardigans in all colors.
They entice you with huge jars of trail mix and brass things you didn't even know you needed! And where else can you find such awesome wrapping paper?
I could never get out of Target without spending twice as much as I should. Do I need another pair of pillowcases? Heck no! But these are so pretty!! And so the cycle continued.
So my first rule for living on a fixed income is: don't go to Target until you have learned to go into a store, get what you need, and GET OUT.
And to whomever cleans my house out after I'm dead? I'm sorry for all the wrapping paper.