Wednesday, April 23, 2008
A Price to Pay
I've given up my daily Starbucks.
I've said goodbye to my Pier1 hand soap and instead buy safeguard.
I'm in the process of canceling a cable service that doesn't want to break up with me and my lunch is usually found in a brown paper bag, sans cookies.
But in spite of all my attempts at downsizing my spending and expanding my wallet, there is one thing that could really make an impact worth noticing in my savings account...
Splitting that rent check in half.
I could breath a little easier.
I could visit my parents who live an hour away instead of complaining about the gas prices.
I could say Y E S when someone asks me to go out with them for a night of dinner and drinks.
But instead I wait.
I wait for the right time, the right reasons to get another roommate.
Because the next one won't be a chick who needs her own room, it will be someone who can share one with me.
Yet I know that gaining some extra cash comes with its own price.
The price of independence.
The price of space and time and things that are mine in a space that belongs only to me.
And while I believe that money shouldn't play a role in such life changing decisions... unfortunately it still does.
And so. A crossroads.
Right or left.
Alone or together.
Now or later.
Either way, the road will be bumpy...
Let's just hope there's enough cash to fill up my tank before I make a wrong turn.