After completing a very disciplined and frugal February, I’m kicking myself for splurging last night. What started off as a catchup over a quiet drink after work ended up being a great catchup over many, many cocktails and stumbling back home in a fuzzy stupor. The great night came with a big shock in the morning as I hesitantly logged into my bank account to see the damage.
My fuzzy hungover mind started to piece together the night, counting one margarita, two margarita, three margarita… onwards and upwards. I started to count the cost of the cocktails and taxis home, hovering my finger over my banking app, waiting for my worst fears to become reality.
Thinking I had spent much much less than what I did, my reaction was:
Calculating the cost of cocktails ($96) taxis ($21.64), I spent $117.64 for the night. OUCH!
It was a such a fun night but the cost of going out in addition to the heinous hangover I had this morning was a piercing reminder of why I did Dry February and stopped drinking in the first place.
Going forward, I’m going to entertain at home instead of going out – cheaper, more convenient and just as fun!
xx Miss Piggy
Cover Illustration by Judith van den Hoek