To counter rumours that I have become an irredeemable princess, I have been looking into way of being more mindful of my finances.
For instance, just this past Tuesday hubby and I had a conversation about spending during which, when pressured to make a guess, my husband estimated that I spend $1000 a month on clothing.
I found that a bit shocking. I couldn’t counter that number because I really never keep track, but I was still taken aback.
Upon further and later thought however, I began to wonder if that was a number he was comfortable with. And if it was a number he was comfortable with, and if I could manage a quick and dirty forensic audit of my clothing related purchases, and if it turned out that I did not spend $1000 per month – was that amount retroactive?
Why, only just last last month I let an Akris Punto dress, discounted at 40%, slip away from me because I was not sure how my husband would feel about the $945 price tag.
Did I miss my chance? Did I unwittingly limit my own horizons and sabotage my own dreams? So many women are self saboteurs after all; we don’t insist on as much as we deserve from the world around us.
You can be sure that henceforth I will not self limit. When I see what I want I will take out my credit card and make my dreams a reality.
I feel more empowered already.