Listening - I'm enjoying my last morning of summer with my coffee out on my back deck! I'm going to miss my free Mondays and Fridays, especially my lazy mornings!
Loving - In attempt to budget more consistently, I've decided to start using the "cash envelope system" - anyone else use this? The theory is that paying for everything in cash makes you think more consciously about what you're spending - I know when I pay for everything with my credit or debit card, it's definitely easy to throw those impulse buys that add up (and I don't really need) into the cart! September is going to be my first month using the system. I got these super-cute laminated envelopes to help!
Tabbed envelopes for each of my chosen budget categories - and I love how it fits perfectly into my wallet! I got these envelopes on etsy - here's a link to the store I got them from - she has tons of cute designs, you can choose your own categories, and they arrived so quickly! (And no, she did not ask me to advertise - I just happen to think they're great!) I'm hoping this system will allow me to save $ and be more thoughtful about purchases.
Thinking - It's my first day back to school with kids tomorrow! It's my 11th year of teaching, and I still get nervous for the first day (I don't think that's ever going to change)! I actually woke up in a panic at 6 this morning thinking it was the first day and I wasn't ready! I had to triple-check my phone for the date before I convinced myself I didn't need to be up and could go back to sleep.
Wanting - Fall weather! It's been a cooler summer overall this year, but the past couple weeks have been very hot and humid, and I'm ready for fall! I'm mostly ready to wear jeans and sweaters again! I just love fall clothes. And pumpkin spice lattes :)
Needing - I have lots of last-minute chores to do today. I'm going to use my new cash envelopes at the grocery store, which is exciting...laundry is less exciting!
3 Trips - I've been fortunate to be able to travel to some pretty cool places, both internationally and in the US...I absolutely love traveling and would love to do more of it! I've always wanted to go to Australia (I think ever since I read "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No-Good, Very Bad Day as a kid!). I've never been to the Pacific Northwest of the US and would love to go there - preferably in the fall; how beautiful would that be? And China is another place on my bucket list!