A Million Bucks | Life 2017

Hey everyone!

I know, I've been gone way too long, and to be honest, I don't have any valid excuse. So, I won't make any excuses. I just want to get back to blogging because I missed it a lot. I miss the pressure of beating the deadline and making sure I post before my 24-hour interval is up.

Let's just forget that I missed 2 weeks of blogging, yes? Cool.

Today, let's dream a little. My boyfriend and I always have this sort of conversations, and I want to share it with you. We (well, I) like to ask what we'd do if we had a million pesos. A million pesos is worth roughly US$20,000 at the time this is posted.

Yep. Let's talk about that.

If I had a million pesos, I would save half of it immediately. A quarter of that savings in a time deposit, another quarter in emergency funds, one in investments and the last one will be for starting a business.

That leaves me with around 500,000. I'll give half of that to my Nanay and Tatay, because they deserve it and I want to repay them as much as I could. With my 250,000, I'll give 25,000 to charity or church... 15,000 for me spend however I want(food, clothes, travel, makeup, whatever the hell I can think of)... 150,000 for my dream house (I know, not much, but I want to get it started first and not buy it outright)... and then whatever is left, I'll use/save as needed.

And just like that, my million is gone.

Seeing as how expensive living in the city is nowadays, the 50k+ I had left won't take me very far. Magically having a million pesos also wouldn't be enough reason for me to quit my job or stop me from pursuing my diploma. It makes me realize that money is fleeting.. That even if I have that huge amount of money, when I budget it to what I want, it disappears like bubbles.

I guess what I want to say is that whatever anyone says, material things can never provide happiness. True happiness, that is.

Money doesn't make the world go round, it just greases the gears. But what if the gears are stuck?

Love helps. And hope, and faith, and perseverance.

That's what makes the world go round.

And no amount of money can ever buy those.

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Thank you so much for reading, and do let me know in the comments what you'd do with a million pesos!

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