One of my favorite blogs to follow is 20-Nothings by Jessie Rosen. As she describes it in the dek, “The nonsense we occupy ourselves with on Gchat, in complete sentences.” Now, why didn’t I think that of that?
Anyways, I started following her a few months back when she popped up as a guest blogger on Lemondrop.com and been hooked ever since. Today I read Rosen’s most recent entry.
No bloody way.
I read her previous Lemondrop blog about embarking on the cash-diet and thought to myself, “Cash? Wait, is that the paper stuff hiding behind the plastic cards in my wallet?” But she was clearly on to something.
I read everything that she did and decided — and maybe it’s just because I need to prove to myself that I can — to embark on my own cash diet. Now, the major difference between Rosen and myself is that she limited herself to a certain amount of cash in order to accumulate a savings. I will be limiting myself to, well, all my cash. For me the point is to lay off my CC’s.
This is all part of the ‘pay off my debt’ scheme that has been in progress, or let’s say, transforming, for the past year and a half. It started when I took a weekend job, but the 7-day-a-week thing took its toll on me — physically and mentally — so I bailed after I paid off the first round. Then I got comfy and racked it all back up again. Now I’m playing with ideas; for example, helping out at the drop zone on the weekend, but since they are willing to pay me with discounted skydives it really doesn’t help the cause. So I’m still looking for a spot-on method. When I find one that works as quick and seamless as I’d like, I’ll let you know.
In the meantime, I made a stop at the ATM on the way out through the train station today to set myself up for the week…
But just in case, I think I’ll leave my debit card home tomorrow.