So..if you don’t know me personally, there are a few things you need to understand before we get started. You should also go read the “about me” section where ever that is on here? Know that I am NOT a professional blogger nor am I even an amateur and I have no clue what I’m doing. I’m just a lady with a laptop and access to the internets. I don’t know how many inspiring ocean pictures you will have to look at on my blog because they just keep coming out of the blue (get it?)..out of the blue. Also, I apparently set up not one but two blogs and I think I deleted the other one but not sure. Really I am just a regular person with sub par technical skills and a dreamer personality and there are surely more quirks you are either going to love or hate about me as you follow along. But did I mention I’m funny?
So, why am I doing this and why are you here reading this right now? Well, hopefully this will be deemed as a great use of your time and mine and not just “another blog”. Enough people have said I should share what I have done and currently do, and even if they were lying to me, I finally fell for it and decided to write. My goal really is to share with you some tips and tricks I have learned, or things I wished I would have done differently when looking back and reflecting. You see, over the past 10 years, I have been in a constant battle with “Keeping up with the Joneses” and questioning the path that society has led me down. You know the path and may be on it now or maybe you are one of the ones considered lucky who have already arrived.
For many, it looks like a college degree and a mound of student loans as you begin your adulting journey, a big wedding that involves a few swans hand sculpted out of ice, feeding 100 or more people fancy food that have never once bought you a meal, ordering 2,370 flowers that will die tomorrow, get back from your honeymoon to your white picket fence around a big house, start filling big house with stuff, fancy cars in that garage, nice designer clothes that go out with the season, insert random financial curve ball like a new car transmission or new a/c unit for your house, or both at once, start buying the biggest and latest electronics, keep eating out multiple times because you are too tired to prep or cook, continuing to acquire things and stuff, insert random financial curve ball like medical bills, more stuff and things, insert expensive ass children here, keep working hard to pay for said stuff and things, start paying for stuff and things for expensive ass children I inserted earlier, they can only have the finest schools and hobbies you know, replace “old” stuff with new stuff and repeat it all over again until you’re 65, not forgetting to put a little back for yourself for retirement and then you die. (not all of us look identical in our path, but I think you get my point). I know several things mentioned above look similar to me at one point or another on my journey.
What if I told you that there IS another way? And anyone is capable of achieving an alternative dream? You can even customize your dream to work for you. But wait..there’s more! My goal is to share a weekly short-ish post with one or two focuses and actions that you can easily take to either improve your financials or minimize your life without feeling overwhelmed.
With all this new year, new me crap floating around today, I am sure there is more than one person making a financial resolution. This year, I am going to stop eating out so much, or this year, I am going to pay off my credit card and stop using it, or I’m going to save up for the down payment on that house I’ve been dreaming of. But didn’t you say that last year also? Well, my intro has proven to be a long one, but wanted to get you introduced to the hot mess I am and get you thinking about the big picture of what I will be writing. Please feel free to share any topics you would like covered and share any New Year Resolutions that you may have. Look for a post from me on what I’m challenging myself with this year.
Happy New Year and 2019 better be ready for my semi basic life 🙂
Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton