So I’ve done the calculations and since July 2009, I have paid off $32,114.58 of my total$65,912.21 in just three years, eight months. Honestly, I hadn’t done the math for a long time and it’s heartening to see I’m actually making progress. One of my biggest barriers I have to achieving my goals is being able to appreciate the smaller steps that I must take to accomplish the big steps (like paying off my credit card).
It’s easy for me to say to myself – “Well, it doesn’t really count because I still have A-B-C to accomplish.” I believe in the moment that once I’ve accomplished future A-B-C, then I’ll feel successful. But that’s the vicious circle, once I reach ‘C’, then I’m back to square one with “Well, it doesn’t really count because…”
Here is where I started:
I can honestly say that I did not celebrate the accomplishment of paying off my debt to the Visa; or to the Line of Credit; or even the Overdraft. Maybe it’s time to start.
So here goes, below you will see my progress – I am proud of these accomplishments and I want to try and remember that fact. Maybe by writing out my victories here, I will remember them.
Well I hope to share some of the strategies I’ve used in the past to get to this point. I have also “fallen off the wagon” in the last while regarding my financials for various reasons – a big move, a wedding, a child, to name a few – but now I’m back to right those money wrongs!
That’s where this blog comes in too; I want to share my journey with others out there. Maybe you’re going through a similar situation, or maybe you’re not. Either way, I don’t want to make this journey in a vacuum. Most importantly, I want to hear from you – Say hi! Tell me something about yourself! Tell me something you love or hate! Whatever moves you, really. I am interested in it all.
Till next time, fair cent’sers.