Thank you all so much for your support in starting up my Etsy shop – I’m very excited about it and can’t wait to get sewing and making (as soon as my sewing machine arrives safely back in my lap and my over locker arrives soundly!!). As I said, I have many a design in my head that I hope you will all love and I will be taking on custom made items if requested and if time permits!
Talking about buying bans and money in general, during these somewhat hard times I know that a lot of us are feeling the pinch and I’m proud to say that I’m actually quite good with my money would you believe? I’m part of Kiwisaver, which is the NZ retirement scheme, they take away a percentage of pay each round and invest it and when you turn 65 you’ll be a millionaire!! Ha! Not quite.
I always take rent and bills out of my pay first, then I pay back my credit card if I’ve used it and then put money into savings and when April comes around this year I can officially pay off my $30,000 student loan because I’ve been so diligent in my savings (I’ve saved for this payment since high school) and the government taking out money from my pay each time.
So, hopefully at the end of all the stuff that needs to be taken out of my pay I have some play money for treats for me and sometimes David - he’s a student now and therefore technically a kept man!! (Agreed David? I know you’re reading this!!).
So why at the end of all of that do I always just feel a little bit guilty when I buy fun things? I even feel guilty if I have to buy basic things that I need to have (shampoo, food, tampons anyone?). I love buying clothes and fabric and all things related but I always get a little pang of guilt and a voice saying “you don’t need that, that money could go straight into your savings!!” so I tend to have to either justify my spending to myself or someone else (which normally turns out to be David). Does anyone else have problems with this or is it just me?