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Appreciated: Realized: now time to get it done!

January 16th, 2015 at 10:39 am

Life never ceases to amaze me. This week I have really focused on educating myself and trying to include hubs about money, debt, retirement, cooking, saving, thinking ahead and financial education. It has really been at the forefront of my mind because I am really trying to face it rather than turn away and ignore it for the first time. I'll initially get that small ping of fear of feeling bad about thinking/having/wanting/appreciating money anytime thoughts surrounding it come up. It's horribly instinctive and natural. Then I have to stop and pause and realize this is how I was conditioned to feel about it as a child and that I continue to condition it as an adult. It's funny though because growing up I always found ways to earn money and always had it whether it be babysitting, working in restaurants, etc. This is the same for my husband, he always found ways to earn and have money. My family always made me feel guilty having it and then I'd always let my brother "borrow" it, of course never paying me back until he got married (only because of his wife). Interestingly enough, my husband did the same and always paid or let his sister "borrow" funds. We both have those same pings about having money. Then we seem to rather give it away/make it go away because of how we feel about it. However, opening my eyes has really been very cool and life never ceases to amaze me in that it continues to find people to support me and the information I'm seeking, here especially. After reading blogs last night, I turned the T.V on and Suze Orman was on literally discussing wills and revocable trusts, a topic that arose and one that has been on my mind! I was stunned since I have not seen her on T.V for a while. It was very neat. I turned it on at the point where she was saying that people should get a "living revocable trust" before the will (making an example about the probate costs it will incur on the family after we die if we don't have the living revocable trust.)So, with that said, I have MUCH to be appreciative for, much to realize, (Savings Advice especially) and well, feel excited for the first time in a while about where this particular journey and area of my life will lead!

5 Responses to “Appreciated: Realized: now time to get it done!”

  1. VS_ozgirl Says:

    As you start to change your thoughts, you will change your instinctive actions, and more likely than not, your situation will change too. I am the same, I always seem to worry about debt, rather than focusing on building and growing things. This year I am trying to focus more on growing things, manifestation and abundance. Not less is more, but more is more. Sure, I want to pay some debt down but focus more on building an EF. Appreciating what you have is a great way to grow more of that. Good work with your turning a new leaf and good luck with your journey!

  2. PatientSaver Says:

    Well, you know what they say about wealthy people...they didn't get that way by handling their money in a careless manner. Money, and the myriad ways there are to maximize, save or earn it, is often at the forefront of my thoughts. It's been an interest of mine for many years and I enjoy tracking my assets and expenses. It's almost like a hobby, and I think my personal finances have certainly benefited from this kind of attention.

  3. turning a new leaf Says:

    Thank you VS. I am a firm believer of where the mind goes, energy flowsSmile PatientSaver I like that you think of the interest as almost a hobby. That perspective actually makes it a little easier.

  4. VS_ozgirl Says:

    I like both of your mind sets Smile

  5. TD Says:

    I think one of the hardest parts of taking control of your finances is being intentional about it and facing the anxiety-inducing facts that you have to wrangle to get ahead. It's so much easier to just move through life not thinking about it and spending where you want. Dealing will be so much more productive - and you've handled the hardest part. I hope you continue to find inspiration around you, particularly in the SA community Smile Everyone here is so fantastic!

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