Saturday, January 26

progression into adulthood!

sometimes, i really have to manipulate myself to do (or not do) something. as far as half marathon training goes, i have a reward system in place for when i reach my goals. this morning, as i was driving back to my apartment, my autopilot kicked in and i was about to flash my turn signal to drive through my favorite coffee espresso stand. NO, i thought to myself, YOU DON'T NEED IT. of course, i fought with myself internally for all of thirty seconds before a car was behind me and promptly came up with a solution! maggie, if you don't get coffee, you can get a brand new *mug* at target today when you go buy coffee grounds. isn't that so much better!? you'll enjoy a new mug far longer than the fifteen minutes of pleasure you'd get out of an overpriced 16oz vanilla chai tea latte! and so, everyone, the first step of being an adult and being made (mostly) financially responsible was made today by turning down the coffee and instead getting a mug. and like a sign from the heavens signaling that i'd made the smarter choice, target had a 50% off kitchenware sale today so for the price of one coffee, i got two new mugs that will keep me happy all semester long! how is that for adulthood?!
  mugs

16 comments:

Yellow Blog [design] said...

Nice story! I wonder which ones you got...



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angelaremondi said...

Hahaha this is awesome! I should take a page out of your book, I could definitely use a few less expensive coffees. Cute mugs are such good motivation :) Love your blog and you're adorable!!

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Jamie Rose said...

Hooray adulthood! You can never have too many mugs anyway, so I think you made a great choice!

Mary said...

Yeah, I agree with Jamie Rose. More mugs = more friends at tea parties.

Shawnee said...

oh! i love those mugs! xo

Beautifully Pure said...

What a great story! Congrats on entering adulthood! Target really has the best mugs. ;)

Rewynd said...

Oh adulthood... I make similar arrangements in my head for my own goals. A lot of it is me trying to motivate me to finish my work.

Also, that blue one with the R will be mine!! >plans to run to target first thing in the morning<

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becca said...

ha!

love it.

you're growing up and getting practical.

Z said...

This is basically me for every time I try and decide if I want/need something: 1. you can get it. 2. you can choose NOT to get it, but then later you'll get something like it. there. done. :]] Cute story! and a good reminder that I need a new mug...

▲my• said...

Target is so wonderful. Love love love.

I'm like that with goals and compromises. I set goals for myself and promise a small reward for followthrough. It actually works really well... I've sort of trained myself to be a puppy who expecting milkbones.

Carly said...

yes! adulthood compromises. sometimes that's the only way anything gets done over here.
also, which mug did you get?! :)

Natalie DiCenzo said...

TARGET. MUGS. HAPPINESS.

Sarah said...

Those are cute mugs!

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Paula Duhatschek said...

Buying stuff =/= adulthood

kylee said...

target wins. all the time.

hellolyndsey said...

way to go maggie!! I wish we had a target around here :( the nearest one is 45 minutes away! *withdrawals*