Tuesday, January 5, 2010

My 2 Week Break

If you are a regular reader here you know that I just recently took a 2 week break from blogging (well kind of... I still did a few grocery posts) in the effort to spend more time with my husband and kids while my husband was on Christmas break. There are perks to being a teacher:)

I realized, however, over this break that I was totally burnt out on coupons. I didn't want to organize my coupons and in fact I really wanted to just throw them ALL AWAY! I had at least 3 weeks worth of coupons just scattered in a big basket and it made me angry just to look at them:) I felt so burdened by the coupons and by the nagging sense that I "needed" to go to all these stores and score all these great deals or I would be missing out. This nagging just flat out wore me down! Anybody else relate?

Don't worry, I am not writing this to tell you that I am quitting my blog or that I wish death upon coupons. I am totally thankful for coupons and the ways in which they help me save money. I am also thankful for the privilege I have to do this blog and help so many with their weekly grocery lists. It truly is an honor.

Instead I am writing this tell you that you DO NOT HAVE TO BE BURDENED BY THE COUPONS! You do not have to go to every store and get every good deal you see. You CAN just relax and trust that all your needs will be provided for. This is a lesson I have learned so many times in my life that I have honestly lost count. Just recently I learned this lesson again and that is what prompted me to write this post and other posts that will follow. In the coming weeks I plan to start sharing about how I got into this whole coupon business and the blessings I have expereienced from it.

You will need to have some grace for me writing these posts as I am not an English major. I am an extreme math geek and write like I talk. So if grammar, spelling and punctuation errors hurt your eyes I apologize. There is a reason I never seemed to get better than a B+ in English class!


flemishe said...

I can completely relate! I got to the point where I started to feel addicted to the deal rather than, "Does my family need that item?"
I came to the realization after doing this for a year and a half that deals do come around again, and it's not the end of the world to let some go. I dont get out nearly as much as I did when I first started. In fact, I get to CVS maybe once a month if that anymore.

Marie said...

Thanks for the reminder Shan. You're not alone in this!