Hooray! I am turning 30 in thirty days on the 30th of December. #notabigdeal#wow
Disclaimer: This is based solely on personal and situational life experiences. Your life and choices and past may vary grately to mine. Beautiful. I don’t want to interject my wounds and pain and beauty onto yours and say this is a truth, this just happens to compass of experience. This is a way of sharing and communicating to whomever as I relay my path as it includes rockiness and exhilarating times, almost like a roller coaster and horrible situations, ultimately leading me to The Light- Jesus. The journey of self – exploration and figuring out hard truths that aren’t always spelled out in text books. May you be blessed during this month. I want to dedicate this blog series to my Jesus, who saved me.
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This is a birthday gift to myself because I must prove to myself that I can finish well despite what my circumstances are, despite what’s happening in the natural, contrary to what I may feel right now. In lieu of the lies, can you finish anything? You have lots of dreams but can you start and actually finish what you began? I feel like I’m being taunted.
I feel shame. I have so many ideas some of which are being done (by other people) at the moment. I have ideas for apps some are out there some aren’t but the point is that I am tired of sitting on great ideas and not executing them.Does this happen to you? If so, let’s chat. If you are a life coach and have wisdom, please message me.
Which leads me to why I am writing this 30 day series of snippets of #30in30onthe30th.
I had a plan, a thought to make this a, “What I’ve learned in thirty years” series. I feel like I know so little. Therefore I will share a nugget a day of whatever I feel like is placed on my heart, I hope that in some capacity one person is moved to think or feel or move.
So for today:
Dear 18 year old:
Put money in a savings. Start investing NOW. Not tomorrow- now.
Always have an emergency fund. If you live in NYC, this is vital to your life, especially if you are a freelancer/artist/ whatever side hustle game you have going. I have had three jobs in the past six months that have just ended, my $900 rent is due two days later. It happens. If you don’t have that emergency fund you will find yourself scrambling, which trust me, gets old. So save save save.
I have taken Dave Ramsey’s financial peace class – TWICE. Once in the south and one in NYC because finances and lifestyle and spending and eating are 100% contrary to each other.
Alright. So long story short save, invest, and always have emergency fund.