Shadow Work Session 5: 10 Of Pentacles

In alignment with the shadow work lessons I have been learning this week, we got out stimulus check today and I spent the whole day managing that money and directing it where it needs to go. I really think I’m starting to get better with money management. I gave almost the entire check to my mother-in-law to cover our rent for the next few months. I also added $500 to my personal savings and allowed myself to spend $500 on myself and my kids. I think that plan sounds pretty darn reasonable don’t you think?

Since I am getting to my shadow work a bit late today, I think that I am going to try out a list making activity and write out some of the things that I wish I had been taught growing up that would have made preparing for my future a much easier task. Now that I am an adult, I can work on teaching myself the things that come up on my list so that I can make my future better than my present. I may even add to this list as more things come up. Here we go…..

Things To Teach Myself That I Wish Someone Would Have Taught Me Before I Reached Adulthood.

  • How to save money.
  • How to budget money.
  • How to manage my bank account.
  • How to pay bills.
  • What is credit.
  • How to get credit when you have no credit.
  • How to maintained your credit score once you finally get credit.
  • How to apply for a loan.
  • How to buy a house/apply for a mortgage.
  • How to buy a car.
  • How to prioritize purchases.
  • Minimalism.
  • Generosity, giving something for nothing.
  • Gratitude, being thankful for what I have because it truly is enough.
  • How to accept change and introduce it into my life in a healthy way.
  • To take risks based on reason in order to build a better future…to trust my choices.
  • How to make a resume.
  • How to continue my education in an affordable way.
  • How to set goals (presently achievable and future) and make a strategy to reach them.
  • How to stick to said strategy in the face of hardship and adversity.
  • How to exist independently.
  • How to turn to my community for ADVICE so I can try to help myself before simply asking for someone to clear the path for me.
  • How to teach these lessons to my own children so they can have a better shot than I did.
  • The difference between a need and a want.
  • How to base my relationships on love, trust, common interests/mindset, friendship, and security instead of JUST security.
  • How to get out of survival mode and start living.

As I said before, I will add to this list if any other thoughts come up relating to security, stability, long-term planning, success, and my future. Until then, I plan to work on parenting myself and make an honest effort to teach myself the things that I have come up with thus far.

These shadow work posts are truly for my own self discovery and development, but I thank those of you who took the time to read this. I plan to continue working with the 10 of Pentacles for the rest of the week, or until I feel that it is time for me to move onto another card/shadow aspect.

Love Always, AnxiouslyM

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