Reminding myself how to bundle up is one thing, accepting that I have to is another. This is the challenge that I am now facing.
I got through this weekend just fine; I have everything still attached, and no, I did not get frostbite.
I was, however, very frustrated and grumpy with the pace of things freezing. I cursed up a storm every time I had to strip down to change into or out of my warm clothes.
Again, this is a mindset issue, something that I need to adjust to.
I have been here before I have been through the winter of (AKA beginning in): 2014, 2015, and 2016. I can get through the winter of 2017.
I have said that I have frozen my tuchus off to pay the banks back, so I will freeze my tuchus off to pay myself, and I will do that.
I am not sure, however, if I will do the winter of 2018 in Wanda. I may rent a room before then, so I can start to have some semblance of a life.
I will still be cheap, however, and still put as much as I can spare into my savings. Yet, I will do so with a modest measure of comfort.
As it stands now my life is a life interrupted. I am just existing, I never feel comfortable enough going around socializing.
Parking is an ever issue, so too is leaving Wanda anywhere that is too far from my eyesight. Thus I am a creature of habit and boring habits at that.
For now, I know that I just need to trudge on ahead and adjust to the new normal of living in a freezer. I have done this before, and I can, and will, do this again.
This is just a period of adjustment of getting my mindset in the game of toughing out winter in Wanda . . . again.
For me, it is mostly just talking tough to myself and looking at my budget and goals. That is always a good motivator.
I do this to remind myself why I am out here, of what good can and will, come if I go through this hardship now.
I will adjust, I will get through winter, and I will push on into spring, and summer beyond. As with all things: this too shall pass.
(After which I can start to defrost all of my belongings.)
As always: Keep your head up, your attitude positive, and keep moving forward!