Are my priorities right?

Recently, I bumped into an acquaintance I have known for some time but haven't seen in ages. He's currently working for an insurance company. As we were reminiscing about the days when I used to take him clubbing, he then told me that he just got himself a BMW 525 and is loving every second of it.

My first thought was wow! I was truly happy for him; glad that he has made such a good life for himself. Afterwards, I felt a bit overwhelmed for reasons I don't know why. Sure, I have owned a 5 series before and gave it up 3 years ago, so I know how it feels to be driving one. But still, I began questioning myself.

Here's a kid who earns less than half of what I am earning and yet, he can afford something I have always wanted for 3 years now, while I can't seem to find the right balance to get another :( There must be something wrong somewhere, no?

What I want - BMW 5301

I guess my priorities are misplaced.

Sure, I have a Jordan collection that tops anyone else's in this country and takes most of my pay but shouldn't I be more prudent? I was never a car person and I don't think I still am but when you hear nice things like what my friend just told me, you can't help but really wonder if you're spending your money on the right things.

And this is what has been bothering me since last week. I know it shouldn't but the fact is, it does :( I love life and try to live it to the fullest. I love to shop for stuff that I have adored for years now - Air Jordan's, RL's and the likes. I love to go out and dine and enjoy myself but honestly, at the end of the day, I have nothing tangible to see, except for my clothes and shoes.

And how many can one have, really? I have clothes I haven't worn since I bought them years ago and yet, I keep on adding more. I have enough shoes to last me a lifetime and yet, every month, I buy at least 5-6 pairs. And what' worst is that, I rarely get to wear them considering I am all suited up from Monday to Friday.

OK fine, maybe I can't (or is it refuse?) to let go off my passion for Air Jordan's but I'm sure I can do something with my shopping habits, no? You see, I'm an impulsive shopper; when I see something I like, I don't think twice about getting it. And I absolutely hate it when I can't get something that I like and chance upon.

Yeah, I guess I'm a brat! :(

Hopefully, this encounter will make me look at things and life differently and make me work for the 530i I have always wanted.

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