Everyone knows the hit song by Wu Tang C.R.E.A.M.
I Charmaine Hudson should’ve saved my money more often. I should end the blog right now because that’s what I should have done.
I feel as if I need to explain myself. While C.R.E.A.M. is one of my favorite hip-hop songs I don’t think that Wu Tang and I have the same meaning. You see, I use to have a horrible shopping problem. When I got depressed or sad I would shop. When I got angry I would shop. When I was stressed I shop. Happy, excited, all of the emotions I would shop or spend my money on something.
I think back when I was 19 years old and how excited I opened my first bank account. That was my stepping stone to adulthood. I thought “My parents don’t have to buy me anything”! I started off great saving my money. I managed it down to the T. Some where though I began to not manage my money. I could tell you the whole story. I can write a book about it. All I can say is I wished I would’ve managed more.
Now, I am much better than what I use to be. I’m much older and keep a tight budget. I want to move out my parents home as soon as possible! I was so use to being on my own during college that this had thrown me for a loop! I can say that this is maturing me on a different level! Starting from scratch is what I needed to do in order to help my spending skills.
So this is my confession. Shoulda coulda woulda….. well I learned from that and it’s paying off well!