In this long and crazy adventure of becoming debt free, we have had many set backs. There have been true expensive emergencies. There have been expensive aggravations. There have been children. There have been stupid mistakes. There have been down turns because I just got tired and lazy, and went on a bender.
Some of you might remember the Sewer Collapse, which we are still paying for. It was one expensive mess. I had a total melt down.
Eye surgeries really stopped me.
Constant infections have slowed me down
We have had car repairs
Flooding in the basement
A business that was taking too much out of me with no real financial return.
Just outside forces that worked against my plan and could and did derail me.
I would cry and whine and curse my life. But no one came to rescue me and I just had to pick myself up and move on.
I should not have let mom start remodeling the kitchen, but I did and incurred more debt
I love to shop and have often bought things I did not need.
The funny thing now is that I realize what a learning process this is. I wanted instant gratification. I am blue about my debt so I go shopping to make myself feel better and the trinket does until I realize I am more in debt.
Now I don't even want the trinket, in fact I am purging many of those things from my life. When I don't shop and buy nonsense I can pay off bills and see progress and that feeling of progress is lasting. It is empowering.
SO if you are on the same trail I am on , what set backs have you had and how do you re-motivate yourself to go on?
Have a great and productive day staying positive while you are in the negative.