Money Drunk Money Sober : 20 things I like doing that cost less than $20

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. Writing fanfic – I haven’t in almost two years now.
  2. Photography walks.
  3. Visiting Como zoo.
  4. Visiting the Rose Garden.
  5. Doing gravestone rubbings.
  6. Origami.
  7. Movies at the Riverview theater.
  8. Reading
  9. Wandering around the library, just picking random books off the shelves.
  10. Visiting a museum. (Which reminds me, I need to use my Walker membership again soon.)
  11. Going dancing most places.
  12. Reading blogs.
  13. Making candles.
  14. Dropping in on free outdoor concerts.
  15. Exploring ethnic grocery stores.
  16. Thrift shopping (if I ONLY take $20 with me…)
  17. Long walks.
  18. Sketching/drawing.
  19. Making bath and body stuff (the problem is then using it all/gifting it all.)
  20. Spell work – although I rarely do that much these days. Lack of adequate space, and Mike is resistant to giving me space specifically for my faith practice. He’s the rare male who does not WANT a man cave, so he’s not understanding why I want a Wicca bat-cave. He also likely has some legitimate fire hazard concerns.