Sometimes life feels like a highway. The ride is smooth, you’re cruising along quickly, getting where you want to be. Other times, life feels like this bumpy path. It’s rough going, it’s hard to get your footing, and you don’t know what’s around the next turn.
That’s where we are. Our family has been struggling with debt for a long time, and we are ready to get rid of it! Our days and months are filled with trying to make monthly payments avoid phone calls from creditors, and not being able to do what we want to do because we don’t have “enough money”. We don’t want our family to live this way anymore, so we are going to change it!
What could we do if we weren’t in debt? We could take our kids on a Disney cruise. I could buy a cello and learn how to play it. We could take our friends out to lunch, or buy a meal for the person behind us in the drive-through. These are just a few of the things we’d like to be able to do with our lives. That is the way we want to live, not frustrated, depressed, and exhausted.
This blog is a chronicle of our family’s quest to get rid of our debt. I know our family isn’t the only one in this situation, but it’s a hard thing to talk about. I’m not a financial expert; I’m learning as I go. I don’t have advice to give – only experiences. I hope you’ll follow along on our journey to get out of this mess. Give us advice, criticism, opinion – I want to hear it! Maybe we can encourage each other to do the hard stuff it takes to make a better life for our family and our children.