Aren’t you glad we have dimensions and angles? I’m not talking about physics or trigonometry or reality shows called “How to Build Stuff” – I’m referring to the human mind and how varied it is. Both person to person and within ourselves.

Do you remember that song by Meredith Brooks in the late 90’s that went “I’m a b…ch, I’m a lover, I’m a child, I’m a mother, I’m a sinner, I’m a saint…?” It was a great song and a reminder of how multidimensional we all are, in good and sometimes challenging ways.

I know I have many sides. I can be sweet, sassy, silly, sarcastic, sensitive, snappy, sullen (oh so rarely), and so on. Only qualities that start with “s”!

What about you? What qualities come to mind when describing yourself?

There is already so much to each of us, not to mention some undiscovered elements, abilities and talents too. So why put ourselves in a box and think “I can’t do this”, “I’m bad at that”, “I’ll never…”?

Do you think you aren’t good with money, budgeting, saving, stretching the dollar…? Some traits may feel wired in us, but many abilities can be stretched beyond what we thought was our set capacity.

I never imagined that I would tile a bathroom, but a few years ago when building our home, I faced up to the challenge. Okay, precision to the millimetre may never (never say never) be my strength but it was good enough and I can add something new to my list of been there, tiled that.

I’m sure you can think of things you’ve accomplished this past couple of years that once upon a time you wouldn’t have envisioned, right?

Well, even if you’ve never felt that handling money and expenses was a strength of yours, and even if you have a loved one who takes care of “all that”, it may be time to step up to the plate and see what a multidimensional, incredibly talented star you really are and find the true range of the width and height of your dollar stretching capacity.

If it’s too overwhelming to think of all the areas of financial expenditures, what about just focussing on one at a time such as food expenses, toiletries, or cleaning products, etc.?

While you work on that, I’ll try to come up with some other awesomely descriptive words that start with “s”. Doesn’t that sound super satisfying?

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