Dearest frugal friends,
I’m sitting here on The Marshmallow, “Green Finch and Linnet Bird” is streaming from my Spotify and my cat, Snowy, is diligently grooming herself next to the real estate textbook I recently cast aside in frustration. This is a melancholy post, as it hails my resignation from writing for TeensGotCents. I will be taking the Florida Real Estate Exam in a short 5 days and will be kicking off my real estate career after my licensure, thus tightening up my already hectic schedule significantly. I have enjoyed writing Shopping With Sarah for this blog! My perspective has been broadened and my creative juices stirred! It is my hope that you have gained insight on how to be a frugal shopper and have had a little fun along the way.
As I pass on from this world into the next–well, maybe that’s a bit melodramatic–I would like to leave with you these three parting thoughts:
- Frugality is a mindset.
- Value quality over quantity.
- Money spent or money saved will never be more important than relationships.
For me, it’s back to the books. For you, dear padewans, carry on in your frugal pursuits, and remember, nothing’s impossible if you set your mind to it!
Having Sarah contribute to TeensGotCents has been one of the highlights of working on this blog for me in the past year. She is an amazing young woman and I have learned so much from her frugal tips and tricks throughout 2013. Sarah is moving into a new (and very exciting) phase of her life and I am thrilled for her – but will also miss her contributions here terribly! Wishing you the very best Sarah – we love you and are so grateful for you! Eva
One of my favorite memories of Sarah is of her at a large party that she and her family hosted for other speech and debate families after a tournament. She had enjoyed great competitive success at the tournament and was well known for her poise and eloquence. Rather than reveling in that success she found the younger girls at the party, took them into a quiet corner and fixed their hair (as they all wanted her to work her braiding magic). I imagine that those girls remember her sweet attention, kindness and care for them. I certainly do. It is an action that defines Sarah well. It has been a blessing and a privilege to work with her here on TeensGotCents. Thank you for everything Sarah! Mrs. B