Ripping off the Band-Aid

This financial makeover journey I’ve learned some pretty hard lessons and ripping the band-aid off my financial wounds has been one of the most rewarding and stressful I had to be honest with myself about and my relationship with money. It’s been a very dysfunctional relationship these past ten years.

The good news is I’ve been asking myself questions such as: Is buying this shirt really necessary? Is this going to hurt your budget? What about your long term goals? You’re not getting any younger. Granted it has stopped me from going splurge crazy and regretting it later.

This process is far from over matter of fact I’ve just scratched the surface of this process. While in line at the grocery store counting my pennies with my daughter as my helper I smiled at the gentleman behind me. It was pretty late and I probably should have been home my total came to around $46.00 when he said “Don’t worry about sweetheart I’ll pay for groceries.”

Stunned I really didn’t know what to do. Should I leave? Should I go? Tears in my eyes all I could do is hug him and thank him. $46.00 richer I walked out still a little stunned but it was a confirmation of two things, one there are still nice people in the world and two that this makeover though a tough one is working. One day I will do that same thing for someone else. Pay as much forward as I can.

Life is beautiful…until next time.


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