Over the past few months we have added nothing to savings. Not only have we saved nothing we have taken money out of savings to get rid of the credit card balance.
There you go.
When we got out of debt I thought it would feel amazing. It didn't. It didn't feel anything as there was nothing to show for the years of paying it all off. For a really long time I thought we'd never have any debt ever again. But then we wandered into it, all down to the wedding ( it became a very convenient excuse for spending on pretty much anything).
It's easy to sleepwalk into bad habits, but impossible to wander out. It's like losing weight, the slimming is the easy bit, the maintenance is hard. I learned a lot during our "debt free journey" but it's not second nature like it is to some. I wouldn't last five minutes in the country, I don't crave the simple life, and by no means have friends who can be a good influence in this regard.
The learning phase is easy, when you're reading the tips and the goals seem so clear. Being in the middle between choice and necessity is hard. Call it weak willed, pathetic, easily lead or immature, I'm just being honest. I'm not perfect, and this stuff isn't always fun.