This past weekend I went home to celebrate my upcoming birthday with my family.
Going home is basically like going on one giant binge of all my favorite, money-consuming foods and activities. On Friday, my parents took me out to dinner where we had sangria and amazing food!!! I literally didn’t eat on campus at all that day so I could get THEIR money’s worth.
I mean go big or go home, am I right? What’s the point of spending all that money if you’re not going to enjoy yourself??
The next morning, I started off with some pampering to ease the pain and stresses of school and work and the subtle musings of my existential crisis. It probably says something about me that my first ritual of “pain-easing” was having my waxing done.
It is cathartic in a sense that instead of worrying about what assignments I have to do, and which of my residents are causing problems, I was focusing on the sheer torture of having wax poured onto my skin and then instantly ripped away.
At least my brows are absolutely flawless now…
Less horrifyingly, I got my nails done and then took an incredible nap in preparation for going to my aunt’s house later that night. All my family was there to celebrate ME and to shower ME with love for blessing their lives for another year (you’re welcome).
I went to bed super early, a luxury I do nOT have at school because duh, in order to get some much needed rest. I had breakfast with my dad, did lots of laundry (not gonna catch me paying $1.50 PER machine literally ever), took a long shower (no shower shoes necessary!!), and went on my way back to the homeland.
AND NOW it’s all gone to shit because I’m back on campus for who knows how long and my aunt’s not here to cook me all my favorite foods every day. But I will make it work!! For the love of all that is good and pure I! Will! Make! It! Work! I literally have to, I mean not just for this class, but I actually have almost zero moneys.
My goal for this week is to celebrate my birthday with my friends without saying goodbye to my bank account. It’s gonna be really tough but I’m on the lookout for activities to make staying in really fun and deals on going out that are within my budget.
This week’s budget (more inflated than most week’s because birthday) is: $110.
I know you’re probably thinking, “$110? How could she possibly spend more than that in a week??” You’ve got a lot to learn about me, my friend.
This weekend was basically my last meal before going on a detox or a diet. Except instead of wanting to lose weight, I want a nice, fat wallet in the end. I’m hoping I got all of my spending needs out of the way this weekend and my brain is ready to be frugal; FUN, but frugal.
Tonight was probably a good start… Here are my dinners from Friday night and tonight side by side for the full effect of sadness:
Please enjoy some other pictures from this weekend while I have “crying myself to sleep” for dessert…
Until next week…
xoxo sad, broke b*tch