This weekend, as you’re hanging out by the lake with your hot dogs and your beer, watching the fireworks explode overhead, do me one favor:
Have a beer for me.
For the next month, Andrew and I are going to stop drinking. Which means I’m going to spend the 4th of July sober as a duck.
This is all Mint’s fault.
I put together a lovely overview of our June spending for Andrew, and then saw this:
I’ll spare you the gory details and give you the short version:
This month, we spent more on alcohol than we spent on rent.
And since we have some big purchases coming up soon (foreshadowing…), we need to trim our expenses more than ever.
It’s not just the money, because we’re not allowing ourselves to drink alcohol at home either.
This isn’t the first time we’ve made a drastic change just to challenge ourselves, but challenging ourselves to stop drinking feels extra scary: it’s the middle of July and we’ve got weddings, BBQs, picnics, beach days, happy hours and parties coming out the wazoo.
So, stay safe this weekend…and I’ll stay sober