Livin' The D-Life vol. 1
I have a very demanding career and I work really hard. I also don't have children. Which means I have some expendable income. That's not to say I carelessly throw money around because I don't. And I certainly don't live beyond my means. I've never have buyers remorse. You know why? Because I've never bought anything I couldn't afford. I don't believe in credit cards either. And I'm never going to apologize for the lifestyle I choose to lead.
So why am I constantly apologizing to people about how I spend my money?
For example, I get my hair done twice a week. I haven't washed my own hair in almost a year. My stylist was telling me the other day that another client had mentioned they'd seen me the last few times they were in. Well yeah. If you get your hair cut every 6 weeks then I've been in there 12 times so chances are you may have seen me. So what?
I also shop. A lot. And I eat out. A lot. Does this somehow having a negative impact on your life? No? OK, moving on.
To be quite honest it's becoming exhausting. And boring. People, I'm really not all that interesting. I understand why you would want to put me in a test tube and study me.
Just like it was your choice to have kids, it was my choice not to have kids for reasons I'm not going to get into because they are deeply personal. Same applies to how I choose to spend my time and my money.
If I want to spend an outrageous amount of money on a handbag or if I go into Boston any chance I get and drop a few hundred dollars on dinner well that's also my prerogative. I'm not questioning your choice to buy your kid a ridiculous toy that will be cast aside within a months time so why are you questioning mine?
My lifestyle is constantly being criticized and I'm tired of having to justify my choices just because I chose something different. That's all it comes down to. Just because it's different does not give you the license to question it every single opportunity you get and it certainly doesn't mean it's wrong.
The bottom line is everyone goes down different paths in life. And if mine just happens to cross yours so be it. Just don't stand in my way because you disagree with the direction I'm headed and I'll be sure to show you the same courtesy.