What Carrie Bradshaw Can Teach You About Life

“I’ve spent $40,000 on shoes and I have no place to live? I will literally be the old woman who lived in her shoes!” 

MY TWO CENTS: Ladies, yes it can be joyous to buy that new Chanel Le Boy handbag or those red patent leather Christian Laboutin pumps, however, you don’t want to go broke doing it! Splurge, but don’t forget to save, you can have a balance. According to The Guardian, millennials are spending more in the short-term and are not as focused on long-term savings. Retirement accounts are a must, even for those new to the workforce. I started mine at age 24, excitedly watching the fund grow over time with my personal contributions and the match from my employer. Yes, shoes are nice, but you can’t live in them when you are eighty!

“When it comes to relationships, maybe we’re all in glass houses, and shouldn’t throw stones. Because you can never really know. Some people are settling down, some are settling and some people refuse to settle for anything less than Butterflies.”

MY TWO CENTS: Bottom line, do not settle. Settling is certain death emotionally. This advice is coming from an unmarried 32 year-old woman, so I practice what I preach. Waiting for the right person requires a lot of patience, strength and independence, however it is worth it in the end. You can read my recent post about waiting (sometimes impatiently) for The One.

“Maybe the past is like an anchor holding us back. Maybe you have to let go of who you were, to become who you will be.”

MY TWO CENTS: Don’t let the past hold you back, honestly an anchor is a fancy word for dead weight. Don’t bring the baggage of the past into your future. I am guilty of this at times, I think my past pain will undeniably happen again in my present. For anyone who has been cheated on, you know the darkness it can leave on someone’s heart. Leave it to the wind, be positive and don’t look back.

“Life gives you lots of chances to screw up, which means you have just as many chances to get it right.”

MY TWO CENTS: Mistakes aren’t the end of the world, just don’t marry one! Our decisions sculpt our lives, and sometimes they throw us in directions we may not expect. Those directions can lead us to something great – don’t be afraid of the unknown, revel in it.

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