I just can’t believe that my English teacher marked me down in high school for using too many parenthetical statements in my text. To be fair, he usually liked my work and I low-key suspect it was a ploy to make sure no one knew I was his favorite. (I mean really? Too many parentheses? Say it ain’t so.) Any concern I had is a bit silly now, because nothing he said ultimately mattered. I dropped out of high school.
I am a 47 year-old woman who has saved $60,000. That is nothing to sneeze at given the savings rate of the average American, but deep down inside I am ashamed. Given a 20-year career in technology and a well above-average salary, $60,000 isn’t much to show for all of my hard work. I don’t even own a home. On top of that, I have about $60k in debt.
And so I ask, in more ways than one, where do I even start?
You could say I’m a late bloomer and you’d be right. “Dumbass” might be a bit more appropriate though given all the cash I’ve squandered over the years. That’s fair. I’ll own it.