Money Love Story: Peak Moments

Three times in my life that I felt my best:
  1. That night a few days before New Year of 2018/2019 where I felt like shit and started writing down the things I've accomplished and I felt so proud. I was at a low point in my life. I'd just given birth, I felt nothing was going right, nothing changed. Still in confinement. Then I question myself, is it really true that I've done nothing worthy for the past 1 year? And so I took my iPad and wrote down the things I DID do that year. And I realised, I did a lot. I just didn't give myself any credit for it. Because I was expecting a big change, that I didn't even know what.

Money Love Story: Free Association on Financial Shame

Freewriting on things I spent money on that I've ashamed of. I've made quite a few questionable financial decisions in my life, but most of I can let go. But one that sticks out like a sore thumb is... my purchases on raw materials for Figment. The PU leathers, the zip sliders, the zip tape. When I look at it now, I still feel embarrassed. I don't even know where to start. So many emotions, words, thoughts. I started sewing with this thin PU leather that I bought from Etsy. I successfully made 2 pouches. Then I made box cases for Maryam. Then I had an idea to sell and start a business, and the next thing I did was buy 3 x 10 feet rolls of PU leather, 3000 zip sliders in 3 colours and 100m of zip tape. I had dreamt big. I really went all in. And this was in 2017. I've made some wristlets, sold a few at bazaars. Then I couldn't make more.

    Money Love Story: Putting Practical Practices to Work

    Forgive and Love Yourself

    Thankfully, I'm in a better place with my money right now. I'm grateful for the i-Sinar help that I took advantage of. It helped me propelled my account balances which makes me not anxious and depressed anymore. It makes me think more clearly about my future finances. Although I haven't actually taken the time to really check on my finances. Which is something that I want to improve on. I don't want to make the same mistakes I did 10-15 years ago. I didn't have savings (which I still don't), I was reckless with my money, I didn't think of the future as much (at all). I was reckless and I didn't bother to check my balance. I'd assume I have money. Until I don't. But I don't borrow money, I'm egotistical like that, lol. Nah, I just didn't like to ask for money. But all these, are of course when I was younger, naive, immature. I do regret not saving or making better financial choices before (which could help me at the present time). But I wouldn't be here if I did. But isn't that better? If I knew what I was doing before? But the fact is, I didn't. And I accept it. I forgive myself, and I love myself. I accept my mistakes, and I'm ready to make a conscious decision with my money. I promise to be a financially aware person for my future self. I'm going to use my past experience as a learning curve. "Takpe Dayana, chill. "

    Money Love Story: Making Yourself A Prince

    1. Go back to the Prince Charming you identified in the last exercise. What qualities does that person or that entity have that make you feel safe and taken care of? List as many of them as you can here and feel free to describe them in as much detail as you desire.