Yesterday, at the end of our session, my therapist asked me what my first memory about money was. I don’t forget why she asked me — I told her I wanted to work on my shame and fear related to money and taxes.
When I had trouble accessing early memories about money, she asked me to work on that before our next session.
I forgot my first memories about money, but I believe my shame, fear, and forgetting might be related to the fact that my family was Jewish. I realized when I was young that some non-Jews believed that Jews only cared about money and seemed to hate them for that. My parents didn’t want me or others to forget the Holocaust — the worst result of those beliefs. I wanted to forget because the Holocaust seemed too big and scary for me to understand.
I forgot to take many photos yesterday because I was focusing on giving and getting therapy and staying safe from the cold and the snow.
I forgot what I recently wrote on Twitter, so I’ll see what’s there.
Here’s “I Forgot” by Steve Martin, which is about money and taxes!
If you don’t leave a comment below, you can borrow this excuse from Steve Martin: “I forgot.”
In all the years I’ve been blogging, I never forgot to say thank you to my readers.