I left the house. I ran errands and dropped off a month’s worth of donations for the food pantry. I hiked the trails around the lake. I walked my neighborhood and nearby neighborhoods. During the string of three sunny, non-snowy days, I logged almost twenty miles. I spent a lovely Easter catching up with both sides of my family. I took care of a lot of items on my to-do and want-to-do lists. On the surface, it looked like this spring break was a success.
But maybe it wasn’t. Towards the tail end, I hadn’t been able to shake this general malaise. Vacationing wasn’t an option this year due to scheduling conflicts, but I felt like I had truly made the best of this homebound break. In fact, aside from some planned grocery shopping and home repair items that were already line items in our budget, I didn’t spend a dime. And therein lies the problem, at least sort of. Continue reading “Sometimes It’s OK to Spend”