Today, Mrs. Houck wants me to check in with myself. I feel like instead of checking in, I need to just check myself as a whole.
I have mentioned before my spending problem. I like to have things, specifically books and comic books. Today, I got a copy of The Eight Doctors by Terrence Dicks. It’s the first novel in a line of Eighth Doctor Adventures that started in 1996 after the Doctor Who Enemy Within movie.
This made me want more. I really want to pick up the other novels in the series so that I have the entire selection. It makes me want to go to Big Finish.com and buy more audio dramas to listen to them. I want to be running with the Doctor. This is where I need to check myself.
Next Sunday, I have a therapy session which will cost me money. Friday is the start of December which meansI need to start buying my January rent. I have credit cards to pay off and bills to worry about. I have so much that needs to spend money on that checking myself is very much needed.
It is also hard because I have money from my tips last night sitting in my bank account staring at me and telling me to buy things. I need to learn to check myself and tell myself “No”.
I have books scattered across a messy floor in my room. I have audio dramas on my phone that I can listen to. I need to start completing things BEFORE I get more things. And being patient is definitely not my strong suit.
So, how do I do it? How do I check myself? How do I find patience?
If I knew the answers to these questions, I would probably be a much happier man. This blog helps a little. It means I have a constant reminder and have to constantly check-in. Finances are obviously a big part of being a superhero. Bruce Wayne is a millionaire. Lois and Clark can afford an apartment in the city. Jean Grey has a roommate in the Village. They all pay for these things. They all have their. Nice clothes and nice things. I want that too, but it takes time, effort, and patience.
I will start by just trying to not spend the money in my account. I really want to go see A Clockwork Orange on Broadway, but unless I make a killing today at the bar, I do not really have the money for it. It will all come back around. It will all work out. I just need to check myself and make things work in the long term instead of the short term. I need to look to the future instead of gratification now. It’s so hard, but I have to do it. My future depends on it, and that future me is awesome. That future me makes all this worth it.
That future me is a superhero.
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