January 29, 2023

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Shitty 2022? Reframing my thoughts and be constructive

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This yr is certainly happening as my WORST monetary yr. For the primary time in my working life, my web value DECREASED, though my revenue elevated.

However I am nonetheless holding on some hopes until 31 Dec 2022. 

Praying for higher inventory and crypto market.

This yr hasn’t been type. If not for my very own instinct and initiative to job hunt, I would be jobless. I’m grateful to myself and any increased beings for blessing me. 

I now have an inkling of the way it seems like IF I had no revenue stream. Whereas I’ve not less than $100k money financial savings throughout FD, banks, it isn’t as a lot as earlier than. Most of it are caught in shares, for which I would incur losses by promoting now. A superb portion is in crypto, which I am getting ready to put in writing off as 0. I blame my poor planning and eagerness to strike it wealthy, quick. 

If I had been extra cautious with my cash, I would be richer. I would have extra disposable money to plonk into excessive curiosity accounts. I would really feel much less jittery if I had no revenue for some time.

However, these are studying factors. That as I cross 30, I have to put together for the following unexpected occasion. That come 40, I’ll turn out to be much less employable and I should be ready to take pay cuts and pivot to different roles. That it’s all the extra vital for me to avoid wasting up extra for wet days.

I’ve not been as prudent as earlier than. I assume as a result of I’ve reached a sure degree of revenue/monetary safety, I figured I am unable to simply be saving and never having fun with. I started to spend extra to fill my previous void. 

I spent on luxurious luggage, justifying that that is my first time rewarding myself after working for near 10 years. I wished to be seen as profitable, that I may afford these. However on hindsight, no person bothers a lot about what you put on. I did get a couple of praises on my bag which made me pleased, for a couple of seconds. I’ve to remind myself that I ought to keep away from spending on this the following time I journey to Europe.

I used to be extra open to spending on meals. Up to now, I would at all times select the most affordable deal/meal. Now, I look much less on the value, however extra of what I believe can be attention-grabbing to attempt. That mentioned, I nonetheless make it some extent to scour meals promotions the place potential.

I’m now extra open to travelling far, to Europe, to America. Such journeys would simply value $10k+. I really feel that whereas I am nonetheless wholesome, I ought to journey far, as an alternative of to neighbouring international locations. In my 20s, given my need to avoid wasting extra and spend much less, I would select locations like Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Korea, China. On hindsight, I ought to journey to the opposite a part of the world whereas I’m younger, and capable of deal with scholar hostels, ungodly travelling timings. 

However time misplaced cant be recovered.

So, as an alternative of wallowing in pity that I’m on this monetary state, and understanding I actually am to be blamed for the decreased web value, I should be reframe my thoughts and be constructive.

I should be grateful that I’m wholesome, I’ve a job, and a beautiful associate. I shall go away my reflections until yr finish, and hopefully miracles occur and I would have the ability to share enhancements in my web value.

In the meantime, I’ll attempt to be extra aware of my spending habits. In spite of everything, all the things together with GST is rising.

Until then

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