Sometimes You Gotta Be Bad With Money To Be Good At Life 1 comment

After the hair show this weekend, and running around with my old, old, OLD school Canon Rebel XT taking pictures, I came to a realization.

I got my tax refund a little while ago. $1300 straight into my bank account. Now, I’m decidedly poor – I own exactly enough clothes to get me through the week, I don’t own a car, and I eat the cheapest food you can think of. So getting $1300 that I wasn’t prepared for is quite a shock, and I’ve spent weeks agonizing over every possible thing I could do with it – New glasses (mine are broken), new clothes (my shirts are eventually going to just be a pile of loose threads), a car (Ha!), tools for hairdressing, paying off the debt that I’ve racked up going to hair school…

What did I do with it? Here’s what I did with it:

Canon 7D

My New 7D


And I ended up stretching my finances more than a bit – I’ve got about $100 to live off of until my next paycheck. I’ve got no savings, I’m living paycheck to paycheck. I thought about what to use the money for more than most people think about anything. I knew what the smart thing to do was, but I also knew what the right thing to do was.

I had been trying to convince myself that I don’t want to be a photographer anymore, and that I should focus entirely on hair, but I now realize that I can’t do that because being a photographer is who I am, and I believe it will ultimately contribute as much to my success in life as being a hairstylist will. Some day, anyway. I just have to work extra hard to make myself better at both things.


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  • Nikki

    I totally support your endeavor and I feel your poverty pain! I was actually just considering earlier doing close to the same thing. Sacrifice seems to be the name of the game early on. Cheers to following your passion and here’s hoping good things come quick so you can eat a better meal!