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To H*ll with the Jones', We are the Frugals' - The Lean Times

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Jun 2, 2014 Style , , , , 1 Comment

Do you remember when no one wanted to sit next to you at lunch because your Mom made you a stinky egg salad sandwich?  So what did you do a the clever age of 10? You chucked it out of course, because you didn’t want to be the kid with the stinky sandwich.  Well I am proud to say about 25 years later, I love my Mom’s egg salad sandwiches and I don’t care about anybody else’s opinion.

I bring up this story because I have recently realized that I don’t care what people think of me any more.  

What a freeing feeling!

It is exhausting to try to keep up with the Jones’ because every time you make it to the next plateau, be it, a better job, a fabulous home or just the perfect pair of sandals, the goal posts shift and you need to strive higher.  While on my frugal journey,  I have discovered that there is so much more to life than the Jones’.

People have always thought that I was a bit of square peg – I have been a library user since the year dot and even braved the NYC library in the East Village, that was filled with not fresh smelling people.  I would like to cook instead of going out. And horrors of horrors, I have given up a life in the fashion to write about frugality and just live a lovely life.

Are you a square peg? Please leave me a comment as I don’t want to be the only one.


Comments

  • Laurel
    May 29, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    I love this post. I think that as we get older, what is really important to us begins to rise to the top, and your discovery that the Jones’ don’t matter any more is a great one as it will clear space in your head and your life for what you really like.
    I am also a square peg (have always been) and I am currently living on a very tight budget, so I am always happy to read your blog. Thanks for sharing, and have fun with your new freedom!

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