Well, isn’t that what gets most of us into financial or physical trouble most of the time. I want this. I want that! That looks good. Mmmmm! I can just taste that now! I’m following my nose!
But before I get onto this mornings soapbox…
(I took these after getting home from the gym yesterday. The sunrise was glorious and I’m sorry I slept through it this morning!)
Yesterday was payday where I work. We all have a fresh supply of money and I joined the crowd that was spending it yesterday morning. But before I even left for the gym I had paid my bills, stashed my savings, and fed my debt. Because it’s a routine, it works well for me.
But let’s get back to the wants!
I mentioned earlier this week that I was reading Hyndeman’s Naked Millionaire. One of the exercises she suggested was to make a list of wants. What do I want? What do you want? Never mind the nebulous ideas of a better life, a better job, world peace and so on? Have you ever sat down and wrote concretely about what it is you want? I haven’t. So I began…
One of the things I want is a wallet. It has to be green. It doesn’t, on the other hand have to be new, and I’ve been checking out Value Village every time I go. I’ve also been watching the wallets that I see at work when people are paying for their groceries. There are some really nice ones out there.
So… now I want – or would like – (somehow that sounds less demanding) a green wallet, preferably leather, not from COUCH, with a spot for change, cards and a cheque book holder. (I won’t put cheques there, but surely there must be notepads the right size to fit that spot? If there aren’t I know how to make some) I don’t want it to cost more than $50 either. My purse didn’t cost that.
I’ve been looking on the internet, googling images of green wallets. My next stop will be Ebay and Kijiji.
Another thing I would have liked to have was a GPS. We have done some geo-caching in the past and I lost the one I had. Bad move, but that’s what happened. I’ve borrowed from the library on occassion, but it’s not quite the same. I’ve checked prices here and there but there wasn’t enough room in the budget to get one.
However, in October we head to Toronto for a wedding and a new area for caching. The wanting of this gadget became even greater. There’s a geocache quite close to my mom’s kitchen window and it is my goal to find it!
The brainwave came while I was riding the bike. Why not check out Ebay or Kijiji and see what’s listed? I was very nearly late for work. BUT… someone was selling a Garmin etrex for $35. I bought it. It was delivered to me at work, and I intend to find a geocache this morning! I’ll post pictures later!
In the meantime, why not take some time and think about what it is that you would like to have or do or become. Define it clearly and concisely. Find pictures if you can. Tell people. Who knows, maybe they have just what you’re looking for just taking up space in their life when it would be so useful in yours!
I’ll end with a new title for this post:
I would like!
I would like!!
I would like!!!
Have a glorious day! I’m going for a walk with Pam. Maybe Tracy will want to do something – a cheap movie or something? But I’m looking forward to my day!