One of the things that is hard to grasp in the beginning of the creative MONEY journey is that sometimes you take a step back to leap forward. Sometimes the numbers in your account (or on your residual checks) needs to dip a little bit so they can soar.
It can be so many forms of chasing your emotional tail when it comes to MONEY and your creative career. Each accomplishment pushing a key part of your creative vision further away. Or so it seems.
There may come a point in your money journey where the overwhelm kicks in, the path divides, and the step forward becomes uncertain. The best part of the financial journey is that it is one that grows in strength as it grows in wisdom. As you learn more, you gain more. As you gain more, you learn more. These are siblings to keep you company on your path.
Say, you plop a big chunk of change down on something you love, that vintage album you could never find, that apartment you swore you could never afford, that dream trip that finally felt right. ike they are the new normal.
When it comes to how to treat your money, there is a certain amount of prophesy required. The thing about life is that it is unpredictable. It can be a journey of an unknown length through unexpected landscape.
The challenge when it comes to spending is that we only know what has already happened. The beautiful thing about life, especially in a creative career, is that you really don’t know what is coming. You have an idea, you have a vision, you have an inkling, but until it happens, you have no idea what’s next.
We buy what we need and sometimes what we want. We sometimes forget to go back and look at what we have.
MONEY likes quality time. It can grow while you are doing other things (and should) but it does need to be checked in on and cared for.
Sometimes when the MONEY stuff starts to make more sense, feel less hard, it can be easy to keep your financial eyes on the horizon. apturing those goals and checking off those dreams. Some day.
Every ad that pops up on your feed is a targeted promotion that someone is pretty sure you’ll want. But that doesn’t mean your hard earned MONEY needs to move into their hands.