I’m not gonna lie — I still have my Christmas lights up. I know there’s some “rule” out there that you have to take that stuff down at a certain point (after New Years?) but I refuse to do it. Those sparkling little bulbs make me happy!! Why should I conform? (They’re inside my house btw, not on the outside)
That’s been the theme of my existence this week. The phrase “haters are gonna hate” has made an appearance quite a few times over here, and I refuse to be bullied into stopping something that a) makes me happy, and b) isn’t hurting anyone. No one can take away our joy if we don’t let them!
But I bring this up today not only on behalf of my darling Christmas lights (which are gleaming as I type!), but on behalf of all those who are doing their thing and getting beef because of it. If you’re happy with the way things are going, keep pushing forward!
It reminds me a lot of frugality. How many times have you been made fun of for saving money instead of going out with your friends? Or for wearing last year’s clothing instead of the latest & greatest? Or better yet – for bending over and picking up pennies off the floor?! Well, guess what? You are awesome :) Just because others don’t see the point in it, doesn’t mean you should stop being you.
We are the only ones in control of our money here. No one else is going to care as much as we do cuz it’s OUR skin in the game. Every time I hear “it’s just $10 bucks!” or “come on man, live a little” I have to stop the urge of vomiting a little in my mouth. How nice it would be if everyone did what people told them to! (hah!)
I say let the haters hate, and keep doing your thing. There’s something to be said for being confident and standing your ground. At the very least, it’s sexy as hell.
(Photo by sashafatcat)
Jay loves talking about money, collecting coins, blasting hip-hop, and hanging out with his three beautiful boys. You can check out all of his online projects at jmoney.biz. Thanks for reading the blog!