Meg tagged me on a 7 things about me meme… I can’t think of 7 things right now, but I’ll leave you guys with one: I was once a middle-school cheerleader. I can still do a (somewhat off-kilter) cartwheel and maybe even a toe touch if I stretch for 20 minutes beforehand.
I made the cheer team in high school, but left once I discovered that I didn’t want to be a flyer (doing flips 20 feet into the air wasn’t my cup of tea). So I traded poms poms for case briefs and joined mock trial instead.
But somehow one of the cheers “Be Aggressive” stuck with me. It’s catchy, seriously. Anyhow, that’s sort of became my personal little savings cheer. I didn’t do it on purpose… but since I’ve started working in the summer of 2006, I’ve been saving anywhere from 35% to 50% of my gross income. So maybe there is something to be said having old football cheers in the back of your head.
It’s not as hard as I would’ve thought (saving the money, not remembering the cheer). Most of the time, I just put the money away and mentally slap a big “DO NOT TOUCH” label over it. I think I just transfered my consumerist desires from depreciating assets to appreciating assets.
And thus concludes my ex-cheerleading post of the day.