I think that I am quite careful (read cheap!) when it comes to money. I tend to hold on to my money and are not easily spending them. I almost always think twice before buying something and even continue to think if it was the right thing to do after. Sometimes it is a good thing, sometimes not so much.
When I met Dear Husband he was my total opposite; spending way too much money on all kinds that he for sure didn’t need. Most of the time he had no money and when he did, he was sure to spend them really fast. I am not sure that this is what they meant by opposites attract 😉
After 15 years of togetherness, we have managed to meet somewhere in the middle (but still leaning towards my side). He has gotten much better in handling money matters whereas I have learned to let go a little once in a while.
I believe in balance. Balance is the way in the middle, not always easy to find but in most areas, worth it:
Time: to try and find the balance in how we spend our time and use it on the things we want to as well as the things we have to. We try to find the balance in how much we spend on work, on family, on friends and on the community (and on sleep!).
Food: to try and live on a balanced diet without going crazy health wise but also not letting go. To try and live healthy most of the time and try not to feel too guilty when we don’t.
Exercise: to try not to be a couch potatoes but on the other hand not to be a sports junkies 🙂
Media: to try and use modern technology for all the good opportunities it brings but not letting it take over our lives and our real –time interactions.
While we strive to find the golden middle way in most of the things that we do, we do not always succeed. And anyway, sometimes in life there will be those situations where it simply isn’t possible, worthwhile or meant to be balanced.