When I say still no plastic, I am referring to my journey to remain credit-card free. I won’t have the other type either; obviously I don’t have the money! I know–lame joke. But, anyway, I have been very proud of myself for avoiding my favorite online sites and busying myself with Linkedin and Twitter. I also found that using Pinterest to just put shoes and dresses that I love on a board has been helpful for me. I love the web site ModCloth, so I pinned a bunch of their shoes and dresses to my fashion board on Pinterest.
I have decided to implement a goal and reward system for myself to stay in check. When I pay off a credit card, then I may by myself one outfit and one pair of new shoes. I do have some lower-balanced credit cards such as my children’s Old Navy and Justice bills. So, some of those goals will be easily attainable. Others will take me a while longer–QUITE A BIT LONGER! Nonetheless, I think I am finally on the right track mentally and financially. It’s not easy changing habits to which one has been accustomed. But, we learn to adapt and change to meet our goals. I have found new interests to keep me busy, and staying busy has been key for me. So, hopefully, I will be able to continue to resist temptation and keep sending in the credit card payments. Right now they seem to drain my account, but I know that if I stop using the cards, eventually it will seem like I am actually getting somewhere.
Thanks for following my journey. DEIDEI