More than ten years ago, I began a journey, a journey to address my Spendaholic behavior. I wanted to be in control of my spending, and to do so, I knew that it would require major change. I decided that major change does not happen in thirty days, or sixty days, or even ninety days. I decided that for me to change my behavior would require at least a year. So, I made a commitment that would last for a year.
I made a commitment to not purchase anything (non-disposable) for myself or my home for a year. During that year, I journaled the journey. I journaled my thoughts, feelings, and insights, to connect to the lessons that I needed to learn to change my behavior. I had planned to publish this book soon after the year of no spending ended, but I did not. Even so, the lessons contained within the book are timeless.
A few months ago, I decided it was time for this book to be finished, and engaged Write Way Publishing Company to help me get this book to print. And we have done so! My journal journaling my journey, A Year in the life of a Recovering Spendaholic, is now in print and in eBook form, and is available on Amazon.
I invite you to take this journey with me, to see how I struggled, and how I succeeded. In so doing, you may find that some of my lessons connect with you. It is more important that you uncover your insights than that you read about mine.
In “Spendaholic,” I hope that you laugh some, learn some, and grieve some. Laugh about my foibles, and maybe your own. Learn about how I conquered some of my challenges, and how to conquer yours. And grieve some, grieve with me over my losses, and your own, and my and your failure at times to be our best selves.
And in the end, rejoice in the human spirit, that part of us that allows us to change things that are so difficult to change, to become what we are more than capable of being, to be our best selves!
I invite you to take this journey with me, by clicking HERE!