“Never let your left hand know what your right hand is doing.”
“Don’t put all your eggs in one basket”.
Phrases like this used to puzzle me growing up. As an adult now they make perfect sense. Never put all your faith, money, expectations, heart into anything or anyone without making sure you have a backup.
In transition and adjusting, I have literally tapped myself OUT financially. Of course that comes with the territory of relocating but I never realized the value of money until I didn’t have any. Last year I was in a position where I had to flip every cent of my money and my mind literally. I have businesses to continue to push although financially I can’t get it off the ground YET.
I have three children to make sure they have clothes, shoes, and housing; all while being “functionally” deaf, I am in no way making an excuse but the reality of the rapid decline in my hearing and how the real symptoms just never showed up but were there all along is CRAZY.
I have invested THOUSANDS of dollars on my hearing aids, that was money that I could have so many other things with. One pair was literally enough to buy a Gucci, LV, Prada, Balenciaga bag and/or shoes. I could have paid credit debt. There are so many things I could have done but I did what I NEEDED TO DO TO LIVE.
We have to make sacrifices to thrive, but what you should NEVER do is tap out to the point of no return. I’m saying all this to say. Keep a stash because you never know what will happen. Family and medical emergencies are real and the last thing anyone needs is stress on top of stress. BE SMART with your financial moves because you never can anticipate when life gon go “DUMB” on you.
Luv and Light,