In another post I boosted quite a bit about how I was living bills-free. Having recently relocated from Chicago, IL to Omaha, NE, my aunt was kind enough to let me crash at her place. The benefits of this living arrangement were astronomical –no rent, no utilities, no costs for furnishing a new place, also because she had a pretty consistent schedule I was able to use her car during the day.
The trouble with this living arrangement is that I am allergic to her new pet Chihuahua and I felt our living arrangement shift the dynamics of our Aunt-Niece relationship (i.e.two grown adult women living under one roof=stressed to the max). Also because I have a son and she has no children our lifestyles are glaringly different and I felt it best to not invade her space with the dirt and smells of a growing 10 year-old-boy. At present I am couch surfing between my younger sister's house and my best friend, Rice's house. They are both pretty cool with the arrangement. Although I am sure both are wondering when exactly I am going to get a place of my own.
The thing is I have this big huge goal of paying of my student loans by September, 2014. And this doesn't really allow for my choices to make sense to most people. Sometimes my choices don't even make sense to me. However, I am full of sense when I think about how it's going to feel once ALL my student loans are paid off and I am living financially free. Something inside me tells me this end, is worthwhile and that soon I am going to be deliciously happy with my decision to look (and feel) coo-coo-for-coco puffs today, so I can live-happily-ever after tomorrow.
Which brings me to my point of this post and me understanding the overall benefits of blogging–that is when you write something down and read it over and over again, it keeps you focused and clear on exactly what you want. Ultimately every time I return to this blog and read my tag line PAYING OFF STUDENT LOANS| PARENTING| PASSIVE INCOME, I am reminded of what it is that I really really want. The weariness fades away, the concern for what other people might think disappears, and ultimately I get re-pumped about reaching my goals:
- Goal #1 Pay Off 160k in Student Loans by September, 2014.
- Goal #2 Earn a Passive Income
- Goal #3 Become Financially Free
- Goal #4 Achieve each of these goals and impart wisdom gained to my son
The bigger lesson is write your goals and dreams down somewhere –anywhere. Whether it is in a blog, a journal, or on a poster board. You must write your goals down and keep them in front of you always. What I've noticed is that when I get weary about my circumstances (i.e.. no home, no car, little to no income) I can come back to my blog and I am reminded that I am doing something great. I am doing something that most people consider impossible.
This means that on most days what I am doing, isn't going to feel right and it isn't going to look right. But none of that matters because it is right for me. I've written my goals on this blog and if only one other person in this world is inspired to go after an impossible dream because of the words I have written here then my blogging is so totally worth it. Thanks for reading…
Advice For My Readers
It is totally okay that your hopes and dreams won't/don't/can't make sense to 99.9% of the world… its okay I promise.