(Find the full Table of Contents for this book, Femme Your Finance, HERE.)
MONEY TREE LEAVES:
As a quick review, the leaves on your Money Tree are the rewards of your actualized dreams and goals that money has helped you to accomplish. They are the tangible and intangible things that make growing your Money Tree a truly worthwhile endeavor.
(If you didn’t see the posts on the leaves, you can find the Money Tree Leaves HERE and the real tree leaves HERE.)
In yesterday’s post, I talked about my Money Tree’s Branches – which were mostly non-existent. I really didn’t have any goals or vision for my own future beyond just getting married and living the fairytale of “happily ever after” – my ‘Cinderella Financial Plan’. (That was the message media portrayed all around me and I was going to have it! Get married and never worry, again.)
With no real life plan for my own future, I saved absolutely zero money for my dreams. And, without money to fund my dream branches, my Money Tree grew zero leaves (rewards) to feed my soul and encourage me to grow larger and stronger.
MONEY TREE FOREST:
You might recall some of my earlier posts about the Soil Network and Roots of your Money Tree, and how vital a support network can be.
Regarding my own Money Story, one of the final blows that felled my Money Tree was that the moment I separated from my husband, I found myself broke and mostly alone. The neighbors who temporarily took me in for two months were godsends. But, the rest of my Money Tree Forest (family and long-time friends) were hundreds, if not thousands, of miles away.
I felt deeply embarrassed about the sudden failure of my marriage, and more so about the debilitating predicament I had helped to create for myself. As a result, I was too prideful and too wounded to go home or ask my support network for help.
So, for a full year, my Money Tree lay on the ground gasping for love, attention, and healing.
Tomorrow, I’ll share with you what turned things around in my Money Story, and why it’s so vital to pay attention to ALL parts of your Money Tree! So, stay tuned!
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