This check in marks my third week of 2018 Disney trip savings, ya’ll! Time flies when you’re hunting for coupons and watching Splash Mountain videos on YouTube.
When I sat down to write this, I was patting myself on the back a little bit. What a good week I had! Look at me, doing all the savings. Then I started to worry. What if I don’t save as well next week? What about the week after that? And the week after that? Then I really started to freak out. I’ve got 16 months worth of ‘week after that’s.’ What if this is the best week I ever have?
True story, as soon as I typed that, I got to the part of the Splash Mountain video where it’s dark and scary. It was like the ride was channeling my inner fear. Just as I was hitting the peak of my panic, I heard the vultures say, “We’ll show you a laughing place.” The panic broke. And I laughed. Because I knew what was coming next. In just a few moments, the log would be over the hump, would go careening down 50 feet of water, and then it would be a zip a dee doo dah day.
When you’re saving long term, like I am, it’s important to remember you are going to hit bumps on the ride. Savings can be a turbulent adventure, with high speeds, heights, sudden drops, and stops. Every week can’t be your best week. But every week is a good week. Because every week you are trying. You are doing something. Price matching, budgeting, finding creative solutions to financial problems. You are doing it. And you are doing great. It’s the truth. It’s actual. All your efforts are satisfactual.
Total Goal: $3500
Grocery Rollover from April: $35.58
Disney Movie Rewards Gift Cards: $10
Still Need: $3409.42
How long have you been saving? Are you on your third week? Your thirteenth? Your thirtieth? I would love to hear how your ride on the savings river is going!
Kristen B. is wife to the best Prince around, mama to the spunkiest little princesses, and lover of all things Disney. She started her savings journey three years ago and is now dedicated to making her family’s wishes come true one coupon at a time. She is so excited to take her love of saving to the next level and share her journey with you! Click here to catch up on Kristen’s Savings and join in on your own savings adventure!