For years, I've been contributing every extra dime I have to my house savings account. I meticulously tracked every dollar spent and lived simply in order to save what I could. The right time to buy the house has finally come and instead of embracing the excitement of the process, I'm obsessing over my shrinking bank account. I've always done a little shopping here or there, but writing each giant check is like receiving a hard punch to the gut. The money is all there and it was put away for the house in the first place, but I'm still having a hard time letting go. I'm starting to think that I had more fun saving the money than actually reaching the goal.
How do you feel when you spend from savings? Is it excitement or do you mourn the money like I do?