Except when it left me tired and frustrated, cursing my decision to buy whenever I tried to get cold metal wrenched into place. The numbers started to run in my head.
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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.
When in doubt, learn more.
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.
Trust the exhale.
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.
How can you tell the Future?
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.
Spend with your future self in mind.
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.
Feed yourself first.
y starving artist hustle, I often chose to skip a meal to save time and money. It seemed like sustenance was optional. SPOILER ALERT: it wasn’t.
Clean out your closet.
We buy what we need and sometimes what we want. We sometimes forget to go back and look at what we have.
Spend some time with your MONEY.
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.
Enjoy your money now.
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.