My Post-Pandemic Budget is Here

How a few weeks of extra freedom is shedding light on what I truly value

Photo by Raimond Klavins on Unsplash

I live in Toronto, home to what’s believed to be one of the world’s longest lockdown. Stores, restaurants and hair stylists shut their doors in the fall of 2020 and only started opening up again late June 2021.

Like many, I took full advantage of the forced austerity caused by a lack of choice. I saved money I…