Journal Jar #001

Remember my journal jar from yesterdays post? Well it's back already. I wasn't really starting to use it all that fast, and Jack told me that I could use it for post inspiration. So here we are! Also, have Petra inspecting the journal jar:

What would you do if you won the lottery?

Oh lord. I would..... pay off my debt. I don't have much, but it's always there. I would pay off Jack's motorcycle and car, and put a lot away for us to pay rent at a better place. I would help out my family and friends in areas where I know it's needed, and then find a trusted financial manager and attorney. Well, the financial manager/attorney part would probably come first. Too many details! (I do know I want a 27" iMac too!)

For a long time I just spent spent spent money. I would buy things at stores I went to because if I walked through the door, I needed to walk away with something. Now I struggle to get things, even if I like them. To be honest, this is a really great change for me! One of my new years resolutions talks about my struggle with shopping, and I believe those are going up tomorrow.

I've started to try to fill my life with things that make me happy that cost less. Photography is a big one- getting a good picture, processing, printing and archiving my own photos brings me a lot of pride, and costs very little past the initial investments. I have also started personal journaling, which keeps me busy and gives me a sense of fulfillment (a full page is better than a full shopping bag!) that I don't find very often. I hadn't really thought about that before I started writing this post!

If you want to share, what would you do if you won the lottery?

Journal Jar Series
In an earlier post, I talked about creating my own journal jar. As I add prompts, and complete others in my personal journal I will be sharing some responses here. Please feel free to add your own responses to the questions, or borrow for your own post!


  1. I have some issues with spending too. I have to do the same thing, just find things that I love that don't cost a lot.

    If I won the lottery, I would pay all of my parent's assets off (my car is paid off and I rent an apartment) then I would buy a house in New England (maybe we could be neighbors! haha) but only a reasonable one, nothing fancy. The rest, I would give to charities.

    1. Yes! I have been scouting houses recently haha. A few years off, but it's good to figure out what I want now so I can make my agents life easier. :)

  2. Your journal jar is such a sweet idea!

  3. I've just discovered your blog through Hellocotton, and it's lovelyè