Saturday, August 7, 2021 (Day 219)
Relaxing Music for the week: Letting Go: Liquid Mind (9:17) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrCID0gUtZ8
Question: How would you like to feel about money?
Answer: I actually feel pretty comfortable about money. I’ve already hit my target for retirement about 2 years early, so I’m good there. I’ve already set another retirement target, with the hopes of achieving that number within the next five years – which is when I plan to retire, or more like leave higher education. But in reference to the question, it took a long time to feel like I was finally in control of my money, instead of feeling like money was controlling me. In fact, I would say that it’s more a recently phenomenon (like the past year or two), than something I’ve always felt. More would be nice, but it’s not the kind of thing that’s driving my every action and decision. There would be a few things that would be nice to haves, but I’ve never been one that wants lots and lots of things, except maybe books. I do like me some books! For the first time in my life, money isn’t a driving force in everything that I do – and that’s a great feeling.
Another interesting read, this one based on self-worth, financial success, and romantic relationships:
- People who base their self-worth on their financial success tend to have less satisfying romantic relationships – https://www.psypost.org/2021/08/people-who-base-their-self-worth-on-their-financial-success-tend-to-have-less-satisfying-romantic-relationships-61635
As I read it, I wondered if I based my self-worth on financial success, but I had our therapist share with me yesterday that knows that I’m not driven or measured by financial success. Money is important, but not the driver of my decisions. And that was comforting to know.