I’ve always been a real yes man. I would do anything for anyone and I hate to feel like I’m missing out … fomo is a real thing people! But I have learnt the hard way, that sometimes, it really is about putting yourself first.
When I was in college I had a few different friends. I had one friend who only said ‘yes’ to things every now and then. It wasn’t the end of the world and it really didn’t bother me, but if we were all going for a meal she would say she couldn’t make it, or she had family plans. It would be the same with days out, or nights out, or cinema trips – sometimes she would come, but mostly it was a no…
As we got older, more and more of the group started saying no, most of the excuses were “I have no money”. I used to think that was absolute bollocks! We all worked loads in college and we barely had any outgoings.
It’s only now that I realise. That first friend I spoke about has a brand new car and her own home at at the age of 22.
The other friends have savings.
What do I have? Memories.
I’m not saying that’s a bad thing, and I’m not saying I did it wrong. Maybe that first friend didn’t get the balance right, I know I definitely didn’t!
So what am I really trying to say with this post? If you’re 17/18/19 and you find yourself with a lot of extra money, think about whether £10 on a Costa is really worth it. I know right now it feels like you’ll never have a house, or a nice car, but let me tell you it all comes round a lot quicker than you think!
Make smart money choices whilst you’re young. You’ll thank yourself!