Money Drunk Money Sober: 20 Things I love to do (and what they cost)

For this time period, I am working through Julia Cameron and Mark Bryan’s book Money Drunk, Money Sober before I work through the Prosperous Heart. The following blog entries are in response to prompts and experiences from the book. I see this as an extension of my Artist’s Way work. Some of my entries are jarring and highly personal – any program of sobriety and self-improvement demands admitting dysfunction both personally and in family, and it also calls to admit some painful truths. While not everything I work on appears here, a number of realities do. I have a genuine body of work thanks to my work on the Artist’s Way program, and I can’t ignore the changes the continual commitment has brought about. Because of that, I also can’t ignore what going further into the harder aspects of the program – like facing money issues – has the potential to improve.

  1. Dance $5-15, depending on where I go.
  2. Sing/Karaoke/Join a choir – $8-75 depending on the situation
  3. Go to movies – $5-14
  4. Photography walks – free
  5. Visit the conservatory and zoo – free
  6. Sketch – more or less free
  7. Cook – cost of supplies
  8. Bake – cost of supplies
  9. Write – free (plus cost of computer)
  10. Read – free, given that I’m STILL trying to read off my 15-year-old to-read pile
  11. Mike – free. 😉
  12. Read tarot – free (haven’t in a very long time. Considering opening shop again.)
  13. Meditate
  14. Make candles – free-ish, actually. At this point it’s just around $3.50 for the hemp string wicks because I make them from old candles exclusively.
  15. Walk through old cemeteries hunting for awesome grave markers.
  16. Get massages – $50-200, depending on where I go.
  17. Visit museums – $50-$100 per year, depending on my memberships (actually REALLY cheap way of stretching out entertainment long-term.)
  18. Origami – free. I just cut up magazine pages for use as practice paper.
  19. Decoupage – $2.75 – I use old books, product packaging from groceries, and mostly I just pay for the glue. Maybe a little more if I get some packages from a scrapbooking store.
  20. Fingerpainting – $10 – paper plus cleanup.