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Here's to starting anew!

December 10th, 2011 at 12:59 pm

Most of us get excited over starting new things. Starting a new job or a new relationship can be very exciting and very nerve-racking. I've done both of those several times and was a bundle of nerves, albeit happy nerves! But now I'm starting something else that's new. A new life.

It actually started almost 18 months ago with the traumatic but not unexpected breakup with the man I'd been with for 15 years. Although it was heart wrenching and agonizing at the time, I can now honestly say it was the right thing and it was the best thing. I don't know that I could have said that 18 months ago and I'm so very grateful I can say that, and mean it, now.

I started this blog on December 29, 2006 and really enjoyed keeping it. I appreciated the input from all the finance savvy folks here and said more than once that I want to be like Ima Saver when I grow up. That stands. Smile

But now it's just me and Sammy, my cat. I'm still at the same job I had when I last posted here. I'm a barista in a licensed Starbucks. I clean houses now and then on the side. And I now have a small apartment furnished with things I love. I have good friends and a supportive family. It's a good life but I'm rejuvenating my commitment to my personal finances which are drastically reduced since the breakup. I'm a lot better off than many people - I don't owe on my vehicle, I don't have a mortgage, I know how to shop wisely, I seldom eat out, and the debt I have is very small and can be paid off quickly.

My mother and stepfather have had a lot of health issues in the last couple of years and depending on how things go with them, I might have to quit my job early in 2012 and move in to help care for them. That isn't what I want to do but it is what it is.

In the meantime, I'm ready to live again and part of that is preparing for the future.

I need to re-write the information on goals and such because most of those have changed.

Anyway, that's it in a nutshell. I'm back and ready to start anew! And I'm so excited so many of y'all are still here and active!

5 Responses to “Here's to starting anew!”

  1. PatientSaver Says:

    You summed it up nicely. It's the school of hard knocks, I guess. Glad you're back. (aka WildBlueYonder)

  2. Dido Says:

    Welcome back. It's amazing how hard it is to plan ahead given how much our lives can change in a five-year period. But it's still worth doing.

  3. LittleGopher Says:

    Welcome back - you and Sammy the cat sound like you're doing very fine!

  4. DeniseNTexas Says:

    Thanks, y'all. Yes, Dido, it's very hard to plan ahead but I keep plugging away at it. I really need to devise a plan but feel like I'm spinning my wheels most of the time. Frown

  5. Ima saver Says:

    So glad that you are back!

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