2017 was certainly the “year of me”. My expenses for 2017 were definitely higher than I would like and I attribute this mostly to spending a lot of time and money on improving myself. Yes Financial Independence will bring with it freedom but that doesn’t necessarily mean happiness. I know that I need to find happiness in the now, today, and not wait for some future date so I have been working on improving myself in more ways than one over the past year. Overall I would say this has been a success as I am becoming more comfortable with who I am and I find that in general I am pretty happy.
All of this improvement has come at a cost, and these costs have certainly added up. My expenses in the personal care category alone more than doubled. Ouch! My hope is that many of these costs will not continue long term but I suspect that some will. Here are some of the things I have spent money on this year and why. Continue reading “The Year of Me”