It’s Week 37 of the 52 Weeks of Gratitude Challenge, here’s our challenge for this week:
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Week 37: Something You Created
Can you believe that this blog is over a year old? In over a year we have undergone multiple redesigns and restructures, and even changed our name. I found myself feeling a bit nostalgic the other day, and started going through some of my older posts. I thought back to the hours spent creating editorial calendars, and sitting down with Mr. Penny Pincher every night to edit those posts.
Since I launched my freelance business, my blog has fallen off the grid a little. My posts still come out every week on schedule, but it gets pushed further and further down on the to do list. These posts not only help me to hold myself accountable and stay on track on my frugal journey, but I know so many of you find them helpful as well! Blogging has not only helped me learn to be a more frugal person, but to be realistic about it. When I’m forced to share my goals and successes with you all, I had a motivator to keep me going. Not everything I did was a success, and many goals I set out to accomplish failed miserably.
One thing I never expected was how much this blog would not only hold myself accountable, but also help me reach some of my own goals. By checking in with you all, I have learned what it takes for me to reach those goals. When I first started this blog, I had just started learning how to declutter and manage our money. A year and a half later we are still learning how to declutter and manage our money, but we’ve gotten a lot better about it.
I created this blog to not just show you all how you can live frugally in your everyday life, but what it is really like to do that. I’ve created a blog that not only shows the good parts of frugality but also the ugly. I’ve shared with you all my personal goals and the things I’ve done to try to live more frugally. In the process, I’ve also shared how to get out of some of the sticky situations I’ve been in. I’m grateful for the opportunity to not only share my stories with you all, but those of you who have stuck with me through my own journey of self discovery and frugality.