Understanding your own financial story requires constant work. Notifications, budget book, stickers, financial education sessions, statements, different banks….all of these things come into play in order to make everything work. I have gone from always feeling broke to being a vessel for my money. I do not want to cook on the weekends. I also want to have a monthly pedicure. My budget is setup to accommodate the lifestyle choices that I choose to make in order to make myself happy. This is a daily responsibility for me.