Debt Free Diary Entry 11- When Laziness Lights the Fire. Sometimes mistakes are a good thing.

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4/8/17

The Lure of Laziness

Laziness has officially caught up with me. After several months of eh- it’s close enough or not checking our progress on the budget until the end of the month when we had already spent on things we didn’t need and hadn’t planned for, consequences have reared their ugly head.

I had to borrow from the emergency fund so that we can make it through next week. My husband got paid on Friday and the money was gone on Friday. This is why complacency is a killer. You see the numbers add up in the bank and you get lazy. You stop trying and then whoops- before you know it you are back at square one having nightmares of overdrafts and flashbacks of “card declined” flashing across the screen at the grocery store.

Don’t be lazy people.

“What is easy in the moment, later will be hard. What is hard in the moment later will be easy.” I have no idea where this quote came from but I love it. It is 150% true. This journey is not easy.

Sometimes gluing the credit cards back together sounds easier. After a while, you get tired of cooking every single day. Eating food that I know isn’t really that good for me because its cheaper is not always a fun choice to make. I’m over wearing clothing with holes and falling apart shoes. Every time I hear other people talk about vacations and taking their kids to the zoo, jealousy creeps in. This crazy journey is wearing on me. I am tired. But clearly, I am not tired enough.

If I were, if we were, this tiredness would light a fire under our butts and force us to run for it- to seek after our goal with intensity. It’s time to reboot and restart.

So, guess what? I am really glad we screwed up. I am grateful for these few lazy months. Why? Because it reminded me why we started this journey in the first place.

Time to finish the race

This experience reminded me what we are running from. Legal robbery- giving my money to people (companies) who have done nothing to earn it. I went to work, sat in traffic, spent time away from my family, and dealt with people’s crap for that money. Life should not be spent as a slave to other people. Instead, it should be spent living, loving and blessing those around me. I can’t do that if I can barely even take care of my own family.

It’s time to stop whining and start running. The first few miles are always the hardest. After that, your mind goes numb and you just focus on your goal. So even though stopping at the water table for a few months was nice, it’s not worth it. We’ve gotta go. We are not quitters. The finish line is waiting.

 

Author: Vanessa

Mom. Writer. Lover of all things DIY. My mission is to empower my fellow creatives to show money who’s boss, ditch debt and follow their dreams. Achieving debt freedom isn’t easy but our dreams are worth it!

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