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Military life has taught me many things but one that immediately come to mind is simplify and not have all the extra stuff.

THIS IS SO HARD FOR ME.

Ok, now that is out there. I love my tangible things. It’s something I’m working on because moving and packing all the things is stressful! One thing we have a huge collection of is books. So many books! I’m sure that is a complete shocker since I like to share what I am reading 😉 Currently we don’t have a bookshelf. We donated our last one because there was no way it was going to make multiple moves. What does that mean? Boxes on boxes of books!

When I was updating my PowerSheets for August, two of my goals were to read two books and create a budget. We’ve been talking about making an actual budget for months. I’ve written amounts down before but we haven’t put it to work. Looking back at my goals and knowing reading two books is on there makes it difficult to think about buying those.

I knew I needed to come up with a plan to still save money but read my two books. I knew it didn’t have to be a new {to me} book, but there have been so many on my heart I want to read. I did the only thing I could think how to solve my issue.

I got a library card!

I don’t think I’ve had one of these since I was a kid. As an adult I never really thought about getting one. I’m not really sure why. I guess because I enjoy seeing the books on my shelf of what I have read. No shelf means no place to display those!

You may have seen my post about what I wanted to read. You can find it here if not. But, one book on that list is currently in progress! I realized a few books that are not on that list yet that I also want to read. I guess you could say it is an always changing list! So far I’m a few chapters into Present Over Perfect: Leaving Behind Frantic for a Simpler, More Soulful Way of Living and I am loving it at this point.

When was the last time you had a library card?

{PS – send me all your budget tips!}