I did it.
When I was typing up my life list over break, I added this one because I realized I am very dependent upon my parents financially. Seeing as I am graduating in a year and a half (yikes!), I decided I wanted to become more aware of what I spend my money on.
This experiment made me more conscious of what I buy and what I spend money on. When I felt like I needed something, I bought it myself instead of whipping out the Discover Card. I have started keeping track of what I charge to my credit card and what I pay for in cash, instead of just wondering where all of my money went.
So now, I feel as I am well on my way to becoming more financially responsible.