September 19, 2011

The Path to Frugality is two years old


I have come a long way from when I started this blog two years ago.  I remember back then I fretted more over the fact that I didn't know how to set up a blog than I should have.  Blogging is fun and it has become my journal of what I have gone through over the past two years. 

I've been reading some of my posts from two years ago and it takes me back to a newness in my life.  Back then being home was so new and fresh.  I was rejoicing in my newfound freedom I had to my daily life.  My schedule was my own and I could pick when I wanted to do any household project. 

The first few weeks I started my day with a cup of coffee on the back porch while reading the newspaper.  Then it was on to a quick shower, doing my hair and makeup and deciding what I would do that day.  Reading those older posts helps me to stay grounded and on track to my goals.  I have strayed over the past two years and have spent money when I shouldn't have and each time I pull myself back on track.  When you fall, you get up.  Making one mistake does not mean throwing in the towel and giving up on everything. 

Two years later I still enjoy the freedom being at home has brought me.  My schedule is still my own.  I have added volunteer responsibilities to my daily schedule but I still choose when I want to do them. 

I have the same concerns that I did have back then as to if I could really make it living on one income as I am by nature a spender.  I've learned what pushes my "money" buttons and I've tried my hardest to stay away from temptation to spend money on frivolous things. It's hard to stay on track. But it was also hard for me to work a job and never have time to myself.  It's worth the trade off.

Tomorrow I will sit on my back porch and sip a cup of coffee (Green Mountain Nantucket) and instead of the newspaper I will be reading a book on my Kindle.   

Thanks to my followers and those that comment and read this blog.  You have become my friends and I value your comments and critiques.  I do my best to follow your blogs too.  I consider all of us "family" doing what it takes to survive in this economy and helping each other along the way by giving advice and great helpful hits.  Thank you my friends. 

12 comments:

HDNelson said...

Happy "Blog"Day!

Joan J said...

Happy Blogiversary! I read your blog several times a week, but can rarely comment because I read it on my cell phone. You've given me a lot to think about over my time here reading, and I appreciate all you write about. I hope to read many, many more posts in the future!

Warm regards,
Joan

Lori Alexander said...

Congratulations! Two years is a long time. I have only been blogging since February but sure do enjoy it!

Melissa said...

Happy Blog Birthday! I really enjoy reading your blog and it has helped me stay on track many time!

~Carla~ said...

Yay! Congrats on the 2 years! :) I really enjoy your blog & your grateful attitude towards life, so keep those wonderful posts coming! :)

judy said...

Happy Blog Day!!! Heres to many many more!

Judy

Debs said...

Happy blogiversary! I've really enjoyed reading it and hope you continue blogging for many months and years to come :)

Juhli said...

Happy Blogiversary! And congrats on making such a successful transition in your and your family's life.

Sharon said...

Congrats on your 2 year blogoversary!

Looking forward to many more years! :)!

Momof2 said...

Congratulations on two years! We have enjoyed reading your blog. Thank you for all of your wonderful posts. Looking forward to reading your helpful guidance in the future. ~Tammy

tammyyarbrough said...

I can't believe it's been 2 years :) I have no blog, but I have a friend. Congratulations!

Rose said...

Martha,
I don't know how I stumbled upon your blog, but thank you for sharing and happy Blogiversary!

I appreciate your support and insights, recipes, tips, and experiences. I hope you keep blogging so we can keep sharing.

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