Don’t Waste Away Your Good Years

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I received a text yesterday from a friend of mine asking…” would you pay $500 for a flight to New York if the room was free?” My response, “yes, if I had the money to spend.”

New Years Eve in New York? Duh, no brainer.

If you’re single and have your basics taken care of…why not? I don’t understand the two extremes. People who focus too much on saving and people who borrow money left and right. Neither in my opinion is a winner.

Young people living at home with little to no debt who are employed…you should be out there. Dabbling and traveling. You’re so young and you have the opportunity to really soak up the sun. If you’re not doing that, why?

Savings and security are very important. You sleep better at night when you don’t have to worry about money. But why so extreme? I know some mid-30-year-olds who haven’t even traveled well within their own state. I get it if you’re a parent or you have others who depend on you. Your priorities obviously shift from single and free to making sacrifices. BUT…try not to lose yourself. You are still an individual with your own needs. Right?

Maybe some people don’t really care about climbing a mountain to see that perfect moment the sun crosses the moon. It’s such a glorious moment for me. Like, those moments make me feel so alive. I guess for some, lots of money to their name makes them feel alive…?

I’m under the assumption that everyone wants to lay on sandy beaches and watch the sunset. Don’t get me wrong. I value work. Goals are like your lifeline. You need them for growth. The latter to that is, I find it sad that people spend their whole lives chasing things. Most of these people end up alone and lonely.

We’ve all heard the deathbed stories. No need to explain. Take a step back and reexamine your life. We all need a healthy balance.

You can’t laugh and tell jokes with your Personal Capital app. The bank doesn’t create memories with you. Fear wants to keep you in the box. We go through stages in life. Each stage has their good years. Don’t waste them away. Bad stages are guaranteed. Trust me.

Don’t be too busy chasing and forget to feed your soul.

So…like I said to my friend. If your bills are paid and you have leftover money just sitting there…take that damn trip. Hey, let’s say you took care of your monthly responsibilities and put a little into your emergency fund, there is no harm in charging a trip every now and then. The key is not to bite off more than you can chew.

Money people, can always be made. Don’t waste away your good years solely on the pursuit of it.

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