The Digi-Piggy

I received a package in the mail this week. That package contained a glorious piece of porcine machinery known as the Digi-Piggy.

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Like most scatter-brained individuals, I am notorious for misplacing things. Just last week, I took a pair of brown shoes from my closet to wear to work. I set them down somewhere, went to do something else, and forgot where I put them. It’s been six days, and I still haven’t found them. They’re lost in the abyss somewhere with my St. Patrick’s Day socks (couldn’t find them in time for this year) and about a billion bobby-pins and hair-ties.

As such, I purchased the Digi-Piggy so I would have somewhere to keep my loose change. My wallet is literally splitting at the seams because of all the coins I have, including several British coins from my vacation last May, and last week I cleaned my room and found pennies in some very odd places. I wanted an efficient (and adorable) way to keep my coin situation in check.

Unfortunately, my scatter-brained-ness is not exclusive to physical possessions. It also includes thoughts. Goals, both long and short term. I forget a lot of things, or lose traction midway through something because my mind is spread out in a thousand different directions and I can’t find my way back.

Sometimes, it takes a little prompting to get my priorities in focus. Especially when I feel like certain goals or ideas are impossible, and then I lose all motivation before I can even start planning.

I’m hoping that my acquisition of the Digi-Piggy will not only help me with my loose-change problem, I’m hoping it will help keep me focused on a dream that I’ve had for many years now. I very much want to go to New Zealand someday – in part to satisfy the Lord of the Rings fanatic side of me, in part because it looks like such a beautiful place to go, and in part because I have a burning travel-fever to cure. Unfortunately, that dream is a long ways off, with me being a semi-recent grad with loans and bills to pay.

I know the road to my dream will be a looooooong one (have you seen the price of tickets to fly to NZ?), but my Digi-Piggy is going to help me out, a little bit at a time. I’ll be saving in other ways, of course, but all of my spare change – diligently counted by my Digi-Piggy – is going to my NZ fund. It’s just a tiny step, but I enjoyed depositing all of my spare change and seeing the digital $3.04 on the piggy’s nose, and it made me feel like I was getting somewhere.

$3.04 toward my trip, and all of my spare change is out of my wallet. Killing two bird with one stone – or, rather- solving two problems with one piggy.

Published by Allie Frost

Allie Frost never wears matching socks and she is a MASSIVE coffee snob. Allie has a bachelor's degree in English Literature with a minor in Film Studies from Western New England University. She was a member of the class of '13 and studied abroad in England during the summer of 2011. In late 2014, Frost submitted an entry to the Indie Genius Contest for Writers held by Dragon Tree Books. Her entry, entitled I'm With You, won first place, is out in both print and ebook formats NOW! Links are on the Works Published page! She has a totally healthy obsession with Batman, loves going to the movies, and enjoys playing video games. She also eats pizza with utensils, but hopefully that won't ruin your opinion of her. Photo cred: Rosielou Photography

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