I have been SO good this year. I told myself I would not buy another book until I could afford a Kindle. And in the past year, I've bought maybe three books.
But I am DYING here. DYING, I tell you! DYING!
It's been ten months since I made the decision to save up for a Kindle. And yet, I still don't feel like I should. But, geeze. I don't think I've wanted something so much and put it off for so long. (Well, something smallish/mediumish.)
Don't you think a year of not buying books + no more cable + no more gas-guzzling car + saving $120 a month on fuel + three "extra" gigs worth much, much more than a Kindle + 60% cutback on writing at Borders + 50% cutback on going to movies + birthday + Christmas should equal a Kindle?
(Say yes, please? You're my friends, right?)
And if the above answer is yes, do you think I should have to wait until Christmas or do you think I should get it now?
I have to wait. I have been SO goooooood! Just a little longer. And it's really starting to pay off. It's sort of like... what it called? Snowball effect or something? I just balanced the books last night, and I am SO happy! This summer was tough.
Now that I'm Ms. Tightwad, it's hard to spend the money on a Kindle. It's a big chunk. Sure, I've saved well over $30 a month for the past ten months. I could deal with $30 a month, but I can't deal with it all at once.
Did I mention I've donated half the stuff in my house? 80% of my books?
I don't think it would be so hard if I were actually buying a book now and then, but I don't feel right buying a book when I'll eventually want it to be on my Kindle.
Are you saving up for anything? Is the wait killing you? How do you stay strong? What's the most exciting thing you've ever saved up for?