Hi Guys.... sorry I've been MIA for the past few days. It would appear that life finally caught up with me.
This past weekend, my little wedding planning business had a wedding - it was everything we (myself, my co-owner, and the bride) hoped it would be. More, even. We made contacts, thrilled the bride and groom, and made the parents of the bride so happy.
Otherwise, it's been Job #1 followed by Job #2... back and forth, back and forth. I'm actually starting to have a little bit of an issue with Job $2. It's not the folding of the clothes or the cleaning up of the disaster that is a fitting room at the end of the night - it's actually the amount of money being spent on clothes. Now, I don't spend more that what my weekly check is from Job #2, so the argument could be made that I'm being paid in clothing. This would be accurate. And I do need new clothes, as my wardrobe hasn't fluctuated since 3 years ago when I got my first real job and a closet full of new clothes from Kohls.
The issue with the Kohls clothes was not that they were from Kohls, but that they were purchased to fit me when I started the job. I started my job after 2 months of not having a job, and, to fill my time, 2 solid months of working out daily for about an hour at a clip. I was skinny. Skinny enough to fit into my high school jeans. It was awesome. But then, settled in to the comfort of my new job, my new friends, and my newfound appreciation for being a two-income family, I started to gain weight. By the next fall, I was up 15 pounds. The winter that I got engaged, I was up 20 pounds. I managed to take off all 20 pounds for the wedding (almost a year ago! and I've only put on 5 since then!), but let's face it - I wasn't buying clothes when I was heavier, because I knew I'd get skinny again.... and I wasn't buying clothes when I was losing weight, because all of my money was going towards the wedding.
So when I started at the mall job, I went through my closet and pulled out everything I hadn't worn in ages (ie since I started working). I had literally 7 items left when I was done purging.
Whew. So it's not that I don't need clothes (much less clothes at a 50% discount!), it's that I could also use the extra cash to pad our savings account. So now do I continue to work at the mall and build my wardrobe, or do I just quit Job #2 altogether?
What would you do? (as a side note, the money would be going into savings, not to pay bills. we have those all covered through our full-time jobs)
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