Friday, January 13, 2017

Need versus Want

The budget won.

Setting up my new blog yesterday was not without struggle.  I have blogged before, but in the past have always bought my own domain name (still own two of them) and also paid for hosting.  My old blogs are no longer visible on the web and at this point it is doubtful that I will revive them.  

For several months now I have found myself wanting to blog again.  So far I have filled this void by writing rambling on and on to a good friend of mine.  Given that my friend is also in debt, I liked to think of it as a way to also encourage her on her journey.   In all honesty, I probably was driving her crazy with my obsession to win this battle against debt.  I'm a nerd when it comes to this sort of thing and she is definitely more a free spirit.  In her opinion, it will happen when it happens.  All this got me to thinking.  There simply must be others out there like myself who would/might actually want to read how someone else is going about it.  

At first I tried to justified my need to pay for a new blog and hosting by figuring it might help save my friendships.  Nah, my friends wouldn't make it quite that easy for me!  Then I thought perhaps I could justify the expense as ultimately saving us thousands in mental health.  Hey, anyone in our situation knows getting out of debt is not for the weak.  So should I or shouldn't I?  

Well, here I am on Blogger.  As you can see, our budget won this one.  Try as I might, there was no category that even had enough money in it to pay for such said paid blog and even if there was, there was no way I could justify the cost.  Our budget is our budget and to win this battle I simply must be strong and stick to it.  Yes, the budget won.  

What are some things you have struggled with when it comes down to need versus want?



  1. I have ben trying to get out of debt for 30 years. Blogging is a great way to let off steam and have some fun meeting new people.

    1. Sounds a lot like myself! With retirement in the not too distant future, I'm hoping that blogging will help me stay on track. Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to getting to know you better.

  2. Found your blog on One Family One far loving it!

    1. Thank you so much! I am really enjoying writing and sharing my journey.