My latest blogpost was about success, (Give Up & Get Success)
but can we be successful
if we are broke?
Many years ago being a student, life felt a bit broke
In a period where I really wanted to travel every summer
and didn’t have that much money in the bank,
I still managed to travel once a year. And maybe even twice.
And this is how I did it:
I sold stuff and clothings I didn’t use anymore.
And I was kean on cleaning my clutter often.
I stopped buying freezing bags and used either
tupperware I already had or the bag from the bread
I bought in the supermarket.
I stopped buying plasticbags when grocery shopping.
(In Denmark we pay for them)
Furthermore I saved money on the electricity bill
by shutting down all standby devices when not in use.
I always had a little sandwich or fruit with me when
going out so I could avoid spending money on food.
And of course I had my own perfect water bottle.
(In Denmark a 0.5 l bottle of water can easily cost 2 eur)
Just by changing small things
in my daily habits of consumerism
I saved a lot of money. And I could travel.
The thing is, at that moment when studying, and being
broke, I didn’t feel that successful. I felt as a broke student.
But then today, when I look back,
I actually find myself quite successful as a broke student.
I managed to travel and live in my apartment – and study.
That’s actually not broke.
That’s prioritising once resources and that’s a successful
skill in my opinion – today.
I just couldn’t see it then.
Are you able to look at yourself and give yourself credit?
I hope so, you deserve it just as much as I did.
Piece 4 Love
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pps. I now realise that not only did I save
money like this, I actually also save energy and
I save the world for unnecessary production an garbage.