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To H*ll With The Jones', We Are The Frugals' - The Lean Times


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.


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