If you asked me a year ago when I entered optometry school what I would buy with my first paycheck, my reply would be a LV travel bag. When I was flying to San Antonio for my first optometry school interview, I saw a girl on the plane with this beautiful LV bag. I don’t own anything expensive but one day I would like to treat myself to something nice. So I became determined to shine in all my interviews and get into my dream school.
If you ask me the same question today, my reply would be a trip for my parents to Europe. Then a kitchen renovation for their house. Today I had lunch with a wise friend, she said “you only realize you are aging when money begin to matter more and more to you.” Wealth, before I didn’t care now I want every bit of it. Thinking responsibly, managing my finance, reaching another level of maturity, obtaining another set of life skills, one way or another, you will need to face reality. And the reality is that being rich is equivalent to being “well” off.