Honestly, today I looked at my wallet and I did not feel good about myself. Quite literally about two weeks ago when I looked in my wallet, I would have felt fine, but not on this day. My wallet seems to be getting skinnier and skinnier and my stomach seems to be increasing in size – or at least not getting any smaller.
I realized I’ve developed a bad spending habit. I have been spending money that I shouldn’t be, on something that gives me no return – eating out. This whole summer I’ve spent more money than I’d like to think about, eating out, and it isn’t as if there is an empty fridge at home and I have to look for food elsewhere, which makes this even worse. It is a shitty feeling looking back on it. I hang out with friends, all who have jobs and a steady income. These things, I do not have. I have in fact been terribly stupid in spending all this money on food, and now, I hardly have enough money to spend on things that will actually give me a return on my investment or things that will last me, like a new camera lens.
It is past time for me to stop this nonsense, go get that job at my school, get more work doing photography, save money and focus on things that matter more. It really is true that one of the main reasons poor people stay poor is because they spend so much money on eating out. I see that I am a perfect example to reflect this. It’s sad too that, and of course I’m guilty of this, people are so much more willing to drop money on food, constantly, but they can’t justify to themselves donating to charity, giving a few dollars to someone who might need it, supporting a cause or buying someone a gift.
The way we spend our money is one of the most important things and everyone needs to learn how to spend their money more wisely.