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I felt guilty. A lot.
These 30 days were more irregular than most months. I spent a ton more money than usual due to a wedding and some travel costs for an upcoming trip, and I also decided to update my Summer wardrobe. And although I knew those expenses were coming, it still didn't make it any easier to admit I was spending money on things I wouldn't normally consider necessities. I dropped $825 on hotels, a rental car, and flights. I spent over $500 on new clothes that would "look super cute in my Instagram photos." I beat myself up a lot for not saving that money and investing in my future, but I also realized that I enjoy treating myself when I can afford to. It got emotional.