Friday, February 18, 2011

Growing up...

So 3 years ago I was living the ultimate single life. Happy hour 3 or 4 times a week, partying on the weekends and doing all kinds of crazy crap. I wasn't concerned about saving money, looking to the future, searching for a husband or even wondering what would happen.

Nothing makes you a grown up quicker than having a child! I've realized over the last few months that I've made some very adult decisions and didn't even realize the transformation was happening. I've got a college fund and savings fund for Princess, I've put her in the best school I can find and sat down to look at finances to make sure I can afford it. I've researched the different options to make sure I will move to the right area for us to be safe and happy, I haven't jumped at my impulses like I would have in the past.

When my house was broken into I carefully looked at options for the replacements-I tried to find the best value and prices on things. Even though I REALLY wanted a Mac I went with a HP, because I know that a grand on a laptop isn't necessary for me to just browse the net and FB. I've been car hunting, trying to find something better and more reliable than my poor little lemon I got. I was at a dealer yesterday and it came down to only one option-a car I didn't REALLY want, but it was a good decent car-I walked away. In the past I would have smiled, said sure, and signed on the dotted line. I actually decided to walk away and think about it for 24 hours, and decided that there could be a better option out there for me.

I'm in the process of planning my first vacation in 3 years, and trying to find the best possible deal and not just be swayed by pretty pictures (we are going to Florida in June-YAY) I even plan to go on a vacation once a year. I want Princess to have a full and fun life and get a lot of experiences. I haven't been very many places myself, and I want  to make sure she has more opportunities than that. I'm also putting her in a ballet class in March, which I'm super excited about. I'm hoping she loves dance as much as I do!!

I think I've finally grown up...its taken awhile. I'm not really sure how much I like this whole 'adult' thing, but its what's best for my child, and ultimately best for me too.


  1. sheesh...has it been three years since Mexico??? Seems like yesterday......that was so fun

  2. yep, 3 years ago!! amazing how time flies! Was a GREAT time though