I'm excessively frugal!! I always have been.
It started when Gary and I were first married and his boss "forgot" to pay him for about 2 years (or the costumers weren't paying, or some other excuse of the day). Gary loved his job as a fisheries biologist, but he couldn't support a wife and children on hardly any income.
But during this time I became REALLY good at staying within a budget, I was crazy good at keeping our grocery bill extremely low.
The problem was, I was buying trashy food and trashy household products in an effort to spend as little as possible.
The consequence of this was, every time I'd save on groceries, I was spending more on doctors or counselors (my hormones and adrenals were shot from the artificial ingredients I was forcing on my body while thinking I was saving money). I had severe depression, was having miscarriages, was angry all of the time, and spent the greater part of every day hiding from the world.
I didn't know toxic food and products were the culprits, so this lasted for YEARS! All the while I thought I was so wise at saving money.
I finally put 2 and 2 together and started searching for natural things. Again the frugal side of me came into play and I tried to buy cheap "natural" products.... But I saw no change in my health.
Enter Young Living. I was going to fix my health no matter the cost, I was going to heal from depression and feel better. No. Matter. What!
I thought at first that the cost was high, but if you could talk to my husband about what I've saved over the years, you'd be astounded.
I've saved on:
No more worry, sadness, and fear
And I'm still being frugal, still saving money, still being wise financially. It just looks different. It looks better!!