On the first full day at 9:30 we went in search of coffee. After 45 minutes and lots of dead birds we found the starbucks. I spent my first five dollars in Hyannis. We then went to the trader joe’s. I spent ten more dollars. It was then that we entered the mystical void that is the Christmas tree store. It was like a dollar general only better. Much, much better. I thought I could make it out of the store without spending anymore money when I saw them. They taunted me with their magical glowing magic. I walked out of the store with six dollar glow sticks.
I don’t have an optimistic veiw of my money this month.
-Sophie (Writing Retreat 2012 student)