Last week I raved about the book I’m currently reading: The Secret Currency of Love: The Unabashed Truth About Women, Money, and Relationships.
Having finished it, I wanted to share a few more quotes that really stood out to me:
Because I cannot control the instability of my career, I am obsessive about controlling what little I can. The cable bill, the grocery bill, the utility costs.
Growing up I never thought I wouldn’t be able to have two kids because they’d be too expensive… Now I saw clearly how something as impersonal as money could determine something as personal as pregnancy; how, without money, we don’t really have free will to live our lives the way we want to; how even free will isn’t technically free. It comes, like everything, at a price.
It would be ridiculous not to acknowledge that one reason I was attracted to Greg was his willingness to make my life comfortable, to provide for me and any children we might have.
Some women wake up at 45 and realise they forgot to have children. I realised I forgot to make money.
My brain got scrambled by the idea that the pursuit of happiness should not include a pursuit of riches – the fear that filthy lucre, should I ever make it a focus, would transform me into a person I did not want to be.
I’m still awed by how brutally honest these women dared to be in opening up about their emotions and relationships. Truly.
Anyway, TGIF (as I write this). I so need this weekend. I way overslept and managed to somehow get out the door in 15 minutes from the time I leapt out of bed in a panic.
This week’s links
I’m completely, unabashedly, unashamed at wanted to make a sh$t ton of money. Because I’ve been broke before. Because I’ve struggled. Because I want my life to be easier than it has been in the past.