What’s the po…

What’s the point of saving money at my age and situation in life? Here’s my theory. Say I save a fair bit of my grad student stipend every month, and live without too much frivolity and excess. Over the five or six years I’m going to be in this program, my savings will probably amount to several thousand dollars or whatever it happens to be. Afterwards, assuming I get my degree and don’t drop out or anything like that, those savings are probably going to be only a fraction of my annual salary at whatever job I take. I’ll probably save that amount of money again in a single year without a problem. Now, I’m not going to go on shopping sprees every other day, but the fact remains that I’ve always had a nagging sense of thriftiness that might be overdeveloped. I have to make sure I’m enjoying my twenties, and not erring on the side of conservatism. So I think that buying those extra plane tickets, and getting that drum set, or whatever it is aren’t wastes of money at all, as long as I’m enjoying what I have. 

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The Legendary First Post

Ah the first blog post of my life. This was going to have to happen eventually, it was just a matter of time. Really, the reason I’m writing on this is because I feel like it. I like to write and I always have. Mostly, I enjoy it because it lets me sort through my thoughts instead of letting them float around unrealized. I often discover things about what I think just by writing them down, so in a way it’s a self-reflective process for me. It’s even therapeutic.

Orientation. Actually, no, let’s not. Maybe if I keep posting on my blog regularly, someone will be able to piece together what’s going on in my life all by themselves. I’ll give you some hints, I’m 24 and live in Portland. That’s all you get for now. What am I doing there? That’s for me to write about and me to find out.