the Empathy List #51: Emptying Our Wallets
Money in the Age of COVID
Hey friend, Liz here.
We all need it, our world runs on it, we all have a love/hate relationship toward it. Because it’s true that money make our world go ‘round.
Question for you: What’s money been like for you during this pandemic?
In the season of COVID—when economies worldwide have slowed or stalled, when entire industries have folded, when jobs seemed to evaporate for us moms—money seems more mysterious than ever.
Amidst a season where my husband and I are getting creative about money (we’re considering refinancing our mortgage! Are we crazy?), I’m taking comfort in the fact that we’re not alone.
We’re all walking our own money journeys, and we’re all doing our best to make and save and turn out our wallets and budgeting, and that’s okay.
This collection of stories highlights that very fact. We may be able to hold money in our hands, but we cannot hold it down; it’s fluid and ever-changing—and we’re all doing the best we can. (Mostly.)
Thanks for reading! Warmly, Liz Charlotte Grant