I just left my 6 figure income job a few months ago and I'm now juggling a few part time jobs that are just not paying the bills at this point. Last year was a great year, a new boyfriend, frequent vacations, and the independence that comes along with making money felt great. Before all this I left my husband who took care of me financially, but I didn't love him. I had a comfortable life and a lot of great purses, but since our split, I don't even remember how new leather smells or feels. Luckily, I invested more on classic purses rather than the all the trendy new dated purses that would immediately have alerted everyone how long ago it was purchased. Shallow...I know.
I'm living with my boyfriend now, he's not that new. We dated as far back as high school, but nothing really materialized. Then one drunken night later, we finally managed to really get along and have been inseparable ever since.
Now that I've been through what I have, I've learned to live with the philosophy of taking things one day at a time. I'm cautious, not cynical. Excited, but without high expectations. Hopeful, but not putting my eggs all in one basket.
Fortunately, the only suffering I experienced post divorce was mourning the loss of all the traveling I would now miss out on and the end of my serial purse shopping escapades. For now, I'm trying to rebuild, figure out what will bring me contentment, and stay young and fresh looking so I can land a husband. I still want that sappy love story ending like everyone else, but is it wrong to want a little financial cushion too?