What’s the first thing you ever bought with your own money? It doesn’t technically have to be the first ever thing; it could be the first thing you bought for yourself, or the first birthday present for a parent you didn’t have to request money to buy her/him, or your first car, or your first home… Just whatever seems really notable to you. Or, if you’re still waiting for that One Thing, on what have you set your sights?
What’s most memorable to me, for some reason, is the first record I ever bought with my own money, which was Wham! Make It Big. I was 10. I’d saved my allowance for weeks. Rock.
I think that same year was the first time I bought Christmas presents for my family with my diligently saved allowance. They were crap gifts, but I paid for ’em myself!