I don't go out to the movies often (I watch films for a living so why would I?), I rarely go to the theatre, I never go out to dinner unless it's my birthday or anniversary and going to see live music is a thing of the past. I don't go to bars or hang out in cafes with my friends.
I used to almost always have a glass of wine or two with my dinner, but now, because I want to write after the kids go to bed, I rarely allow myself that luxury. I do occasionally indulge myself with a browse through a clothing store, but it's almost always one of the two local charity stores, so even if I do buy something, it's only a few dollars. And because it's going to the Red Cross or SPCA, I don't feel bad about it.
So I have to say, while thus far, writing isn't making me money (career total to date is $22US), it is certainly saving me some. And that has to be good, right?
Have you given anything up to write? What is it? And do you miss it?