A few weeks ago I agreed to do something so far out of my comfort zone, I agreed to be interviewed about my thrifty ways for a newspaper story. I’ve been approached a few times over the years but have always declined. Every year I try to do something that pushes me so far out of my comfort zone that it hurts, this was definitely that.
Although I’ve had this blog for 6 years not a lot of people in my ‘real’ life knew about it, I knew that by agreeing to the article this was going to change and I will be honest that terrified me. Thankfully all the feedback from friends and family has been positive which is lovely, I can’t say the same about the comments in the newspaper though.
I’m proud of the life that Chris and I have built together in just under 10 years, we’ve been through so much to get to this point. I want to celebrate the fact that by being thrifty and frugal in some areas we get to live a pretty nice life.
Being frugal and thrifty has always been a way of life for me, no matter what my income has been I’ve always looked for the best deals and ways to stretch a pound. Most of the things I share are not rocket science they are simple things that anyone can do in order to save or make a little money. I believe in taking lots of small steps to achieve your financial goals.
I have had a few wobbles this week wondering if I did the right thing putting myself out there on such a public platform as a newspaper but at the end of the day it will soon be yesterday’s news. I will continue making those savings no matter how small, working from home around our hectic family life and enjoying this one precious life in my own way.
Here are the links to the articles that have been published so far if you want to have a read.
I’m linking up with Anne from Raise Bay for Word of the Week.