35. Professional. Child-free by choice. Accomplished (ish). House. Car. Travel. Family. Friends. Ah yes, life is good.
I have also been consistently $40,000 in debt since graduating from University 14 years ago. What. The. Hell.
I’m going to treat this blog as my personal debt diary where I’ll chronicle all of the money mistakes I’ve made and my process for FINALLY digging myself out of the personal financial mess I’ve created and working toward financial independence. Others have used the public airing of their financial foolery as a way to hold themselves accountable and its worked for them, so what do I have to lose? I also hope that my situation makes someone else feel better about their own predicament and that I’m able to pass on a few useful tips along the way (warning: I have no tips at present).
I may also throw in some random topics because I tend to obsess about many things (not just money) and struggle to balance it all. Is this job right for me? Am I really okay with my decision not to have kids? Why can’t I stick to eating well and staying active? Why did I give in to the pressure to dye my hair? I’m gonna go out on a limb here and assume other folks (mostly women my age?) struggle with the same issues, though not many are willing to publicly admit that this (often trivial) stuff is weighing us down. I will bare my soul for you ladies. In return, I ask that you please not judge me too harshly.
For those who are still stuck on my age- yep you read that right- early 80’s makes me an evil Millennial. We are gettin’ up there-probably time to start picking on the next generation, eh? 😉
Stay tuned for my next posts where I will torture myself by telling you allll about the money mistakes I’ve been making my entire adult life and what I plan to do to change my ways.
Edit: I am SUPER NEW to blogging and website design/development. Please don’t let the layout issues get to you. It’s a work in progress !