**I found this post in my drafts and felt it was worth still posting. I wrote it in March of 2020.** This Friday will mark six months since I became … Continue reading Debt Free Life – 6 Months Later
I love this time of year. The short days and cold temps feel like nature’s permission for me to read more, sleep more, and allow more time for reflection. It … Continue reading Let’s Talk 2020.
It’s New Year’s Eve. My last post was three days before I finally became DEBT FREE. Since then I have exhaled, replaced my clothes that had holes in them (except … Continue reading My First Debt-Free New Year’s of my Adult Life!
I am 42 days away from becoming debt-free (pause for celebration 🙂 ), and I recently got to thinking. What next? Early on in my debt-free journey, I daydreamed of … Continue reading Using Money to Optimize Happiness… Really?
I made a list. I looked up recipes, wrote down the ingredients, and went to the store. I had officially gotten sick of combining random ingredients for meals. Dinner could … Continue reading My Lightbulb Moment at the Grocery Store.
Things have been ON POINT in my debt free journey the last few months! Here are a few of the highlights: I had enough discipline to apply 100% of my … Continue reading Inside my Budget
I went for a run yesterday afternoon through the snowy streets of Bend, Oregon, and I felt light. Not the kind of light that comes from well-rested legs, but my … Continue reading Good Riddance Credit Card Debt!
I’ve drafted a couple different posts about my February spending, but I keep getting stuck. February wasn’t just about numbers. It was about more than the fact that I paid … Continue reading February Finances – an Emotional Turn Into the Home Stretch
Tonight begins a new tradition. As I close in on getting past the 50% point of paying off my debt, I am leveling this thing up and holding myself more … Continue reading Sunday Night Spending Report
It was early September of 2017, and I had just binge listened to 5 Dave Ramsey podcasts in a row. I was curious. He mentioned that the first step was … Continue reading February Financial Update!! (And a No Spend Challenge Month!)
Next week is Thanksgiving. In a lot of people’s minds, this kicks off a shit show of a stressful 2 months of being overcommitted, overfed, and broke. Today I want … Continue reading Holiday Season Challenge – Permission to Say No
Something comes over me every November. I know that cold and darkness are right around the corner, so I’ll be spending more time inside. And secondly, we’re about to start … Continue reading Minimalism and Identifying What is Truly Most Important