I know why I haven’t been posting as much lately: it feels a little too much like bragging.
I feel stupid when I whine that we might not meet our savings goal this year. Like, by less than $5K. When our goal is $25K. And other bloggers are struggling to get up to $1,000 in their emergency funds. It makes me feel like an asshole.
I am a success story, but my “path to riches” includes a very important step:
Sarah’s Path To Wealth
1. Be born healthy & white in the richest country in the world.
No, I haven’t had all of the advantages of, say, Paris Hilton, but a large amount of my success is dependent on a number of factors that have nothing to do with my efforts. Without parents who cared enough to force me to get good grades while they clawed out of poverty, without genetic blessings that made me smart and at least semi-attractive, without the fortune of being born in a country where everyone is guaranteed at least a basic amount of education, where would I be?
So we donate to charity, but we’re still riding the waves of luck. How do I blog about that?