Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Tools and Decisions

As you know, if you've been following my blog lately, I've REALLY been working to get out of debt. In fact, last night I looked around at places to move once my debts are all paid off possibly next year. (Now that I'm working from home, I have the freedom to move about the country if I so choose, w/o having to worry about my income changing.)

In looking at my life right now, I'm happy to say I have all the tools to succeed at that. All I have to do is apply myself. My company has approved 60 hr weeks for the foreseeable future, and my second job is also kicking in this week. So I'm currently working 10 hrs/day, 6 days/week, with about 8-10 extra hours slid in there for job #2.

So, here's what all that translates to:

Yes, I'm tired.
No, I can't go to your (fill-in-the-event) unless it's on a sunday.
Yes, I'd love to do lunch or dinner but other than that, I can't really go out unless it's on a Sunday.

But here's the great thing - I hope to owe NO ONE by this time in 2011. Yes, well before the begining of fall, even my car will be paid off (barring any crazy emergencies).

I see clearly how I have been given every tool I need to succeed. It's all about making the plan and working the plan.

I'll admit, the scheduling is tough to deal with. It's only been a week and I'm already having trouble concentrating, but I'm getting through. How? By thinking of all the inspirational people I have in my life - several of which I get to talk to every day. They really help me stay focused AND remind me to take care of myself.

I have learned something great though. Whenever things seem overwhelming, I remember that I don't have to do EVERYTHING all at once. All I have to do is take the next step. And then take the step after that. And the step after that. Things will fall into place.

I'm really starting to get excited about the upcoming phases of my life. (With my debt out of the way, changing fields, moving, and starting a family may be some of the great things I have to look foward to in the upcoming years.)

One foot in front of the other!


  1. Hi J,
    Just wanted to say congrats on your positivity towards dealing with your debt, as I know how difficult it can be (I'm kinda in the middle of it myself at the moment as well!). Enjoy that feeling of knowing everything is falling into wishes! :o)

  2. It's a long trek, but I'm reaping the first rewards! Pay from the 2nd job (though it only lasted 1 weekend) came in, and the OT is paying off w/ my regular company. My roomie is paying rent too (totally helping out)... so though I get tired of working so much, I know I can make it through! :) Thanks for the encouragement! One month almost down! 5 more to go!