My 2016 Trips/My Shopping’s: Angel Ojukwu
Travelling has become a part of me from a young age, my parents traveled around as a result of their profession and the kids traveled with them too …..
Growing up was fun, I was lucky to have such expensive experience and the best part of it is that I kept that habit alive. Every year I try to go vacation at least 3 times, I would have loved to do more but now I have to think of the funding since I sponsor my humble self…..hahahahahahahaha
2016 wasn’t a bad year at all for me, just that I realized I couldn’t meet up to expectation on few areas which I thought I would have, I guess I did not work hard enough….
Due to the current economic situation in the country my vacation was shorten and shopping was controlled.
Come to think of it for the first time only in 2016 I had to do a week to week budget, which really helped me a lot as it thought me ‘currency control’.
In Ireland sometime this year I made sure I do not overspend my planned, I was so happy because spending above my planned has been the norm for me. Even though that was difficult, I achieved it and was pleased.
I had to give myself a talk, reminded ME that the beautiful things I see in the malls of Dubai will never cease and even when I empty my bank account that won’t be enough.
Dubai, known for its luxury shopping was very tempting for me. I had to give myself a talk, reminded ME that the beautiful things I see in the malls of Dubai will never cease and even when I empty my bank account that won’t be enough. I learnt only to shop for what I needed not what I wanted, so I cautioned myself……..abi oohhhhh???
UK for me is home so shopping in the UK was VERY easy, easy to spend the money. Now I had to give myself a ‘pep talk’ on spending again and it worked.
Finally I come to realize that all I needed in a day was just one dress or a skirt/trousers and top with a pair of shoes. I also found out that I had loads that I hadn’t touched in years, not that I don’t like them but I completely forgot them…..life of a shopaholic.
1n 2016 one of my few resolutions was not use my credit card on shopping, yessssssss I made it. Also in 2016 I went natural on my hair which saved me huge amount of money, stepping into 2017 I will try to keep those good habits and improve on myself.