I am a firm believer in the value of investing in experiences, memories, and relationships! ?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

With big money comes big freedom! Freedom to buy what you want, go where you want, and do what you want. You get to choose how you spend your hard-earned cash and that is a big responsibility! ?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

We’ve all heard the saying, “money can’t buy happiness”. I’m going to play devils advocate and say that it depends on how you spend your money. Money spent on material items does bring temporary joy to many of us. I know I’m not the only one who gets a little high after a big purchase. And guess what?! There is absolutely nothing wrong with that! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

The dangerous thing is that like all highs, the purchasing high can be addictive. Once the joy and excitement fades, you get the urge to fill it’s place with a new purchase. This can be a dangerous cycle that does not lead to happiness. y??‍♀️⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

So how do we extend the high without falling into this trap? It’s simple. Aim to fill your life with experiences rather than things. When I book a vacation, I get the same high as when I buy myself a new bag. The difference is that the high lasts beyond just the purchase. I end the trip with stories to tell and memories to reflect on! That’s how I buy happiness! ? How do you?