I do what I do (live in an RV) so I can get ahead, not because I love it. It is a means to an end, as in: land and home and hopefully a family (of some eclectic form).
As I look at my life it is easy to see that things are still the same and have been for the past three and a half (or so) years. I am still living in this RV and I still park in parking lots or industrial side streets.
This leads to frustration and the illusion that I am not getting anywhere, that my life is stagnant and on hold. In a way it is, yet in truth it is not.
I have put to rest a great deal of debt and I am now in a position where all I have is my current expenses . . . I have no debt (save for that I incur).
So, the temptation to rush on ahead and get to that next phase, the part where I get to shop for land, is great.
It was that temptation, mixed with the frustration of the appearance of stagnation which led me to want to needlessly carry debt for a year and a half.
I have come to terms with these impulses and realized that I need to pause and take care of what I need to take care of, and do so while paying that bill now.
I will get the estimate for the repairs and upgrades to Wanda this week. What I will be doing today, however is to pay off that low-interest credit card.
This will take a substantial bite out of my meagre savings, and it will derail my savings plan, but it is necessary.
It seems that I just don’t want to wait any longer for a few nice things and have staged a bit of a revolt upon my frugal self.
Like that mattress, and a few other small things, and my glasses broke so there was another chunk (joy).
So, I will get Wanda fixed and I will pay for it, before moving ahead with my savings plan. This will shove my planned shopping for land date back to I don’t know when.
At least I will clomp on ahead holding true to my values of being and staying debt free. Carrying this debt is not a necessity, and so I should not carry needless debt.
As always: Keep your head up, your attitude positive and keep moving forward!