Somehow, I grossly miscalculated how much my last paycheck would be – I don’t know how it happened but I thought my summer school pay would be at least $300 more than it was. What an unpleasant surprise last Friday morning when I logged in to my bank account! I didn’t post about it yet because I was hoping the disappointment would pass, but I’m still pretty bummed.
The problem is I get attached to numbers once I’ve set a goal – it’s my Type A rearing its ugly head. I had a specific dollar amount that I wanted to put into my savings ($2,000) and when I couldn’t make it happen (I actually saved $1,800) it really bugs me.
I know I’m being slightly dramatic, but when stuff like this happens I get so frustrated and want to just give up. I plan every penny out so meticulously – I try so hard to make goals happen – and I just feel like I never quite make it. Something always comes up to make me fall short, whether it’s bad math or a surprise expense.