Monday, 22 January 2018

Sticking True To My Values

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!

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