“Sometimes making sacrifices early on can benefit you in the future.” – Deija Crawford

“Sometimes making sacrifices early on can benefit you in the future.” – Deija Crawford

Did you enjoy the recent FCF Quarterly Newsletter’s cover image? We asked Deija Crawford, one of FedChoice FCU’s most recent hires and a talented artist, to share the story behind the image.

“The inspiration behind the painting is based on how I remember feeling when I was just getting started with my future. I felt like all my hard work wasn’t going anywhere or doing anything. I worked two full-time jobs and a part-time job every other weekend and somehow managed to also still go to school as a full-time student.

My goals at that time were to graduate and save as much money as I could, so that I could afford my first place. Every day, I wanted to give up and find a simple job somewhere, but I knew that I wouldn’t be satisfied with that. Every paycheck, I set aside as much money as I could, and before long, I had enough money for a security deposit for my first apartment.

I have tried to keep that same mindset all the way up until now, and because of that, at 24 years old, I was able to purchase my first house! So, I hope that this painting can show that sometimes making sacrifices early on can benefit you in the future.”

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