For years, I hid my weird light under a bushel while I blogged about finances. I didn’t tell anyone that I read tarot or was a reiki master. I kept it to myself because I feared if I told people about those things they would think I was lying about budgeting and could not be trusted with finance questions. I mean, the person who blesses you with white light is generally not the one you look to for financial stuff – even personal finance – but I really think that doesn’t have to be the case anymore.
I’m older now, and don’t care as much what people think.
Having a higher frequency, being in tune with the universe, being empathic, caring about other people….whatever you want to call it, I’m into it. There have been several times where I’m sure my beliefs saved my butt (and the rest of me) from some very bad situations. I do not think everyone needs to believe in these things. Heck, I’m not offended by atheists any more than I’m offended by Christians (which is to say I’m not offended by either). We all have our path to walk.
So, what’s a writer to do if she loves the universe and loves personal finance?
She changes her blog completely and honors herself. She stops reigning it in and goes full force into what she really wants to be doing. She merges her separate halves into a beautiful whole.
She decides to become an Intuitive Personal Finance Person Type Entity. It’s like a dragon except human. It’s me, you all, it’s totally just me. Doing this thing because I think I found my special sauce. It’s not actual sauce. I know I used capital letters but Intuitive Personal Finance Person Type Entity is not an official title and I’m not rushing to put it on business cards. Like I said, this whole thing is a work in progress.
We all know (I hope) I’m a fan of science. Science is a way to uncover the mystery of the world. Uncovering the mystery and knowing how a thing works, however, does not take away from the magic it had before. Being able to cure a disease does not mean the cure is less magical than the disease used to seem. I generally do not believe in homeopathic medicine and my extent of belief in the benefit of essential oils is strictly olfactory (and not around cats because it can actively harm them). That being said, I believe the placebo effect is not only powerful but should not be mocked or used as an insult. If you think something will work, it might, and I’m not here to tell you what you should or should not do. (Unless it has been proven to do harm, then I’ll say something because I’d be a jerk not to.)
Weren’t you an agnostic, like, 20 minutes ago?
Years ago I pretended I didn’t like cats because I was allergic and my husband didn’t like cats and we both grumped about cats and said they were awful. I got over the shame of my false beliefs and admitted I was wrong and actually loved cats but was afraid to get them because if my kids were allergic I wouldn’t be able to deal with it and my husband agreed he felt the same way. When we got cats, people gave me loads of guff and cracked jokes. I just said, “I was wrong.” The jokes and ribbing stopped. It’s no fun to make jokes about someone who stands in their truth. Especially someone strong enough to admit they were wrong. My husband has always been great at admitting when he was wrong. I learned it from him.
In personal finance, we tend to justify bad decisions instead of saying, “I was wrong.” It makes the problem so much worse. My goal is to create a blog and a space on the Internet where the quirky one among us who honor ourselves and also believe in trying to retire with dignity can say, “I was wrong and want to do better.” It’s the only way to stop repeating the mistakes and actually do better in the future.
Let’s work together to make a budget and goals that honor your deep spiritual values.
You can find me online in a multitude of places. The easiest way is to go to your social media outlet of choice and search for jennydecki but I’ve also included links below for easy clicking.
I’m still trying to decide if I’m going to have a forum online or a Facebook group for people to ask questions and help one another. The direction isn’t entirely new but it’s new enough I don’t have a real plan for what the path looks like.