Doing it MY way....
Last week something hit me upside the head....
I DON'T HAVE TO LIVE MY LIFE LIKE EVERYONE ELSE. JUST BECAUSE SOMETHING WORKS FOR SOMEONE ELSE, DOESN'T MEAN IT WORKS FOR ME OR MY FAMILY!
This is a HUGE revelation for me! I have been feeling guilty because I can't get our grocery budget down to $50 a week like it seems all the grocery bloggers that I read can do. I don't have a great organizational or religious convictions to share like so many bloggers that I follow seem to have. I don't prepare extreme healthy, organic meal plans that seem to take forever to prepare. I have been feeling really guilty because I am trying to keep up with the blogging Jones'.
Well it hit me that the deals and things that most bloggers blog about are great, but in reality they are not good for MY family. I DON'T have to prepare organic, complicated recipes to feed my family well. That is not who we are. I SHOULDN'T feel bad that my family is not doing what other families are doing. I should look at what works for US and focus on that.
So that is what I began to do...and you know what? It is liberating. Over the next week, I will share some of the things that I have changed, more in attitude than anything else. These include: my new view on grocery shopping and meal planning, how we are doing our budget, and what is really important to our family.
I will continue to read the blogs that I follow. But I WON'T feel bad if I don't take advantage of every deal, every menu plan, or every frugal suggestion. I have to do what is right for OUR family and make the choices that WE can live with.
Just something that I have concluded.