I started to list down all the food I loved to eat as a child, food my mom would cook, food that I missed. Food from a time long ago, comforting, heart-satisfying. From memories that have not been a part of my recent life.
You love books. And isn’t it just perfect that they are readily available anywhere now more than ever?
I myself was a voracious reader when I was a kid. Moving from mom’s Mills & Boon to the thicker, more seductive books, all hand-me-downs from I don’t know where (or did mom buy…?). I was hooked. But there was not enough books. And buying more, well, was certainly not in the stars for the young me. There were other priorities. So I did not have a book budget then, like I try to have now, but I think it was okay because I would have been lost with so much to select from (i still find myself lost now – sometimes, books/authors do not meet expectations)
After 99 posts, 453 comments (54 of which are spam which I have not deleted nor approved) and 699 tags, I come to this, my 100th post.
To think that YouWantToBeRich started as just a requirement to get a certificate in MavenSecrets, a professional blogging and internet marketing education seminar that I attended in 2009.
I did not know that it would change my life and give it colors that I never knew existed, or give me opportunities for self-expression and advocacy in a niche that I was just getting really interested in at that time.
At first, I thought I would go into food and travel because like Anton’s OurAwesomePlanet, it was my passion. I even asked hubby to buy me a camera to herald my entry into the blogosphere via a food and travel blog.
But I am glad I went down the path of learning about money and people and their money idiosyncracies (especially my own and my family’s). It felt good to chronicle this journey and to look back and learn from it again.