Instead of Starbucks. ...

Logging on to my online Starbucks account was a mistake. Huge. Turns out I spent $990 throughout  2016. Mind you, I also indulge in the free craft coffee at the office. With a usual morning drink order of a tall green-tea non-fat latte unsweetened and one of their tasty commercially heated breakfast sandwich, these add up. One morning I watched the girl before me order a double espresso in a tall cup, and then she poured in the non-fat milk herself. This genius maneuver only cost her $2 something. That is a life hack I need to get with.

Now in the new year, I reflect on how I really should have forgoed those flat whites on weeks I felt flat broke. More so, I'm daydreaming about all the things I could have treated myself to in lieu of my Starbucks addiction. (Only now have I come to terms that it is an addiction, because what kind of maniac spends almost $1,000 on coffee? Designer handbags are far better addiction.) 

However, side note, we do find Starbucks to be very inspiring. But, oh the things I could've had instead ...