So, here we are at the six month mark. March-August we’ve paid off roughly $16,582.69. August was one of those weird month’s where there was a lull in extra income. Did we still make progress? Totally, but it’s not quite as thrilling as some other months have been. I’ve already run the numbers for September and we will get awfully close to hitting $20,000 paid off. We’re going to shoot for it, but I know it may be slightly out of our reach.
There’s a funny thing I’ve noticed recently about my own feelings and thoughts on this whole process. I just about live for the gratification of knowing one more thing is paid off. Part of that comes from our instant gratification society, which I secretly loathe. I’m usually one of those weird people that loves the process of things almost as much as the end result. It’s an atribute I wish I had possessed as a teenager. I honestly thought it was personality specific, but I now think you can train your mind to do just about anything!
I do battle between just wanting to get to the finish line and enjoying today for what it is.The past six months have felt long and yet short all at the same time. Will I be saying in six more months that we’ve paid off close to $40,000? I hope so. In the meantime, I’m just going to keep on swimming and be proud that we’ve made it this far.
Also, I’m so grateful that we have a place to call home even if it’s not a house. I’m grateful all of our daily needs are met. I’m grateful we are in good health. Lastly, I’m so grateful for the opportunity to help others see that it can be done and circumstances are temporary. Sometimes it’s nice to have someone right there in the trenches with you.
While on a note of gratitude, I want to point people towards the heartbreak that is still Houston, TX. The devastation is still so real. There is and will continue to be a great need for many people who have lost everything. Many are still without even the basic things we take for granted. If you have not already donated in some way, please consider one of these charities below:
As always, reach out if you have a question. I really do love hearing from people.