Hi friends, Happy Motivational Monday!
Needs vs Wants… or can we say the necessities vs the Luxuries.
I remember in elementary school when we learned the difference. Needs were : shelter (place to live), food, clothes and transportation. The wants were an extension of the needs. Like I “wanted” an expensive car, I’d love to eat lobster as much as I wanted, top name brands for clothes and I wanted a mansion with a staff. Hmmm some of that still sounds the same in my adult life, don’t Judge me LOL
There are things that I’m coming to terms with in regards to Needs vs Wants. My goals are to Own a Home, have financial comfort/freedom, leave a legacy for my child (and future children), have an organization to help people and to feel better as I battle MS. On the other end, I yearn to travel more. I want to visit more states, I want my family to see the beauty of our world. I know with hard work, all these things are possible but it takes time. The money it takes to do those things cost and I could save for it but what about the house? Or what about the student loan debt?
As a MS patient, I get nervous at times for the future. Meaning, I don’t know how strong my legs will be 10 years from now. Would I be crushed that I can’t travel the way that I want? Is there a chance that traveling may become a hassle? These can be considered extreme realities but as we all know, MS is unpredictable, therefore, it could happen. Due to those thoughts that run through my mind, I always have this attitude of “wanting to do, while I can”. I honestly can say that it is a struggle in my head. Like my DH said, “there isn’t anything wrong with having a bucket list but you still have to prepare for it”. This is the most realistic thing I’ve been told in a while.
In five to ten years from now, I’d like to say that my family has traveled to Africa, gone on vacations more than six times in a year, however I would LOVE to say that we have our Home, we are almost done with Student loans, my children have a substantial amount of money in their accounts.
I don’t know what the future holds, or when the good Lord will call me home, but I rather know that I left my loved ones financially comfortable instead of debts to close out.
Friends, have you gone through this? Do you struggle with your needs and wants as well? Let me know in the comments! Thanks so much for reading and sharing!
Nicole Cherise ♥️