My eldest son has been really down this week. He is still adorable but I can see a merest hint of black dog sitting on his shoulder. This morning he was ready to talk about it. Worrying that he has no money & lots of expenses ( aren't we all). SO i suggested a list. No, cant face it, it will just be awful etc...... So I started his list myself anyway.
STA membership (or his swimming teaching) £44
Online child protection course (again or swimming) £25
His employer has offered to pay half of this but he has to pay up front.
Pog pedal - £125 required in January before first gig of the re-launched band.
He has asked or money or Christmas from everyone who asked him, to go towards this. He can make up the rest from his Christmas wage packet but a lot of his hours are voluntary to get some experience, so he doesn't get much actual cash yet.
At this point he started to run out of worries. There were a few more guitar related bits but not needed until recording studio time ,which I think is March. So really his evil list o things which were going to get him has three quite affordable items on it.
Lists just rule.