I was so excited this morning, because it was my first real day of summer vacation. Yes, I had the long weekend, but I spent one of those days miserable (darn stomach bug) and didn’t really do much the rest of the weekend (except see Pitch Perfect 2 for the second time, omg, I love that movie). Then yesterday I spent the day with my wonderful team, planning for instruction. Not exactly summer vacation mode.
Today, though, was different. Today the day was mine. Yes, there were some things I wanted to do, but I didn’t have anywhere I had to be or anything I had to do. What a wonderful feeling.
Naturally I was up early, because I’m in the habit. That will change soon, though, as I stay up later and later.
I was sorting through the wonderful end of year gifts from my students, and decided that I would download the Starbucks app to consolidate my gift cards. I congratulated myself for figuring out how to do it, then got to thinking about how nice it was to have a bank of free Starbucks treats waiting for me.
I know, this has been an ongoing issue for me. I go cold turkey, then I go back. I’ve done it several times now. Why? Empty calories and lots of money, but oh so yummy.
How much could it add up to? Well, I recently went through my bank statement to figure that out. In a thirty day period I spent exactly $123.45 at Starbucks. That works out to nearly $1500. a year. We could take a vacation for that!
I’m back to thinking that I need to stay away from Starbucks, but my phone is always with me, so if I do find myself there, at least I have credit, thanks to my wonderful students and their parents.
May 27, 2015 at 2:18 pm
Starbucks is ridiculously expensive! I used to go through the drive thru every morning for close to 6 years. This was until I sat down and realized I had spent close to $8000! I could have went to Italy! Now I only enjoy Starbucks when someone gives me a gift card! 😀
May 27, 2015 at 2:19 pm
Perspective is humbling, isn’t it? 🙂 Thanks for the comment. It’s nice to know I’m not the only one!
May 27, 2015 at 3:19 pm
I knew a couple who were both heavy smokers who wanted to quit. For an entire year they actually made a point of putting aside the money they would have spent on cigarettes, and at the end of the year they actually used that money for a European vacation.
May 27, 2015 at 3:59 pm
Wow, good for them! I’d much rather go on vacation than smoke!