Saturday, October 29, 2011

Still Purging

I found this really great blog after reading a Yahoo story:

http://www.tosimplify.net

It's about a man and his adventures as he decides to move into his van full-time.  As I read the purging part of his story, it reminded me that I've come off track, so I've gotten back on track.  And, as our hot water heater broke this past week (which is located in the back of the downstairs closet), it was another sign to continue purging.

Yard jarts - we found yard jarts in the back of our wet closet.  When the heck did I receive those & what was I thinking.  Technically, we don't even have a yard - we live in a complex of townhouses!  Bye-bye to those!  I know I trashed a bunch of other stuff this week, but nothing specific comes to mind.  I guess that's just an indication of how meaningless these items were to me.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Well, I failed

Yep - there - I put it on paper. I failed.  I wanted to participate in a 30 day blog of posting financial help, but I only did one post.  Why?  Was it the fact my father-in-law was visiting and I was side tracked?  Was the topic something I didn't feel qualified to write about?  Why?

I think the reason I failed was I didn't really feel that passionate about the commitment to writing every day for 30 days.  And, since my blog has no direction, and really hasn't hit on the financial side of life, why pretend to be something I'm not?

Instead, I'd rather just practice my writing by letting random thoughts flow through my head & out onto this screen.  And I'm just perfectly fine with that!

Until next time......whenever that may be!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Just Breathe



Day 1 - Just breathe.  I’m here this month to discuss personal finance.  Did your heart just skip a beat?  Is your respiration increasing?  Don’t worry - it’s just numbers.  And your behavior.  Before you start freaking out, practice some deep, belly breathing.  
For some reason, when we start talking about our personal financials, we tend to get stressed out, or tensed up or something along those lines.  Once you face it, understand it, embrace it and tackle it, you come to realize it’s no big deal.
Just breathe.

Bits and pieces of our lives.