I’ve written before about taking the time to think about our spending habits. We are in a particularly unique situation in this current moment; in March 2020, there was a dramatic interruption to our everyday spending and consumption habits!
Some patterns have remained interrupted over the year. Some rhythms are, or will be soon, returning to a closer resemblance to pre-covid. Regardless of our specific situation, interruptions make great opportunities to re-assess! Do my choices reflect my desires, my values, my priorities?
I've spent many of my adult years using the head-in-the-sand, cross-my-fingers approach to financial priorities (also: the spend-as-little-as-possible system and occasionally the spend-money-so-I-don't-have-to-deal-with-this-problem approach, as well!)
Alternately, some intention in this area — as in most things! — takes more time & effort. But, ultimately, I've found, it is the best strategy.
So, in the spirit of intentionality, I invite you to consider with me some questions, if you think they would be helpful to you! This is simply a brainstormed list to get the wheels of thought turning; some
This has been a year of redefining needs in many ways, and that appraisal may have impact on your money, too. Take this interruption as motivation to consider what all of this means for you. Cling on to what is good, what aligns with you, what has been positive. Don't resume the patterns that were negative, from which you've been given a natural break!
Have you had any surprises this year in this way? Interruptions to spending which you've been glad for? Changes that you would never have considered without an outside influence?
I'd love to hear your thoughts! Share in the comments below or by email — firstname.lastname@example.org
Some favorite summer recipes of mine, for you to try & (hopefully) enjoy. Let me know about your successes, or your own faves!
This is a motto I've been replaying lately in my mind.
For me, one of the *necessities* to sustain energy for this work is to embrace joy, celebration, & fun. But this year, those things have felt pretty elusive. The past 16 months have enriched the depth of my close friendships and have brought maturation & focus to my time; these have been invaluable gifts!
But... I feel like I need to learn all over again how to have fun!
Here are some of the ways I've been thinking about, or practicing, fun lately. I would also love to hear about how you find joy & energy to recharge for everything else that life brings at us!
Basha Boutique is the name of the organization in Bangladesh where all of our beautiful products are made.
Yes, *all* of our products, every item of kantha we sell. This was... ill-advised by our banker. But, a personal working relationship, excellent partnership, and the literal best quality products have kept us together for nearly 9 years! dignify is yoked to Basha, and we have zero regrets.
If you've been around dignify for a while, you've heard plenty about Basha and likely have a good familiarity with how they (and we) operate. But, if not, here is a bit more context!