"The high price of friendship" or "Why I'm eating poorly this week"
Monday, May 23, 2011
I'm going to a wedding in California in a couple of weeks. I'm excited because I also get to visit my family for the first time since Christmas (including my grandfather who has been in the hospital since March with a stroke). Unfortunately the main purpose of this trip, the wedding, is making me broker than broke.
I live paycheck to paycheck as it is (NYC is a VERY expensive place to live) and this added expense is killing me. The airfare, hotel, dress, gift, etc. has cost me over a thousand dollars. This is money that I didn't have just lying around. So, now I am flat broke and can't afford to buy any groceries until next week. In the meantime I'll be eating whatever stuff I have left at home, which isn't much. Thankfully I have mostly healthy stuff but I did use my last $2 to buy "lunch" from the vending machine. I made the best choices I could from a limited selection but I know my nutrition is going to suffer this week.
Oh well, it's worth it to see my friend on one of the happiest days of her life (and the bonus of seeing my family helps tons).