This single situation is new after 7 years and what I have really noticed is my lack of funds. It wasn’t that obvious before but apparently 2 incomes are definitely better than one.
Realizing this has been difficult for me in more ways than one. Pride for sure at times has to be left by the wayside at this point. At the moment I am realizing that the dollar store has become my new best friend. I am not saying I purchase everything there. I would not by steak or chicken necessarily but soda, chips, cleaning supplies and regular house hold items are perfectly fine. I have been spending a lot of time at my fave dollar store Dollar Tree. I can’t even explain the shame I had which sounds silly but even small things like snacks or even dish soap I was embarrassed to buy but at this point I have to suck it up and say to myself “Really does anyone care where I get my dish soap? Is my kitchen cleaner any different because it came form the Dollar Store?”
I know I am not the only one with these issues. I know even now in this economy people need resources. The dollar store is most definitely one of them. I have to get over my shame of cheap snacks and toiletries and say I don’t care. Name brands really mean what? I am dumb enough to fall for commercialism?
I am over this over spending situation. I don’t have the money for it and there is only so much I really need anyway so if the dollar store is going to help me save and keep me from doing without maybe it isn’t the worst alternative. Maybe I can learn to save in other places and other ways. I mean how serious is it if I have UTZ pototo chips over Ruffles or no name dish soap over Palmolive? Does anyone care? At this point I know I don’t.
I am having fun finding delish candles, crafting supplies, Halloween decorations and even snacks I’ve never even heard of so I say eff it! I don’t need to spend money on things I don’t really need. I am on my own in a way I have never been before and I am proud of myself and what I have done. I will make the best of my situation and my pride up to and including my Dollar Store excursions! So let the Dollar Store be your friend and anyone who feels different can go scratch!