I think it may be time to look a little farther ahead; dream a little bit.
I've been attempting to cut out the noise these past few days. All this silence has got me thinking.
What do I want?
I want to get out of debt, obviously.
So that I don't have to pay all that stupid money down the toilet interest and I want to be able to stay home with my boy AND hopefully someday more little rugrat(s). Right.
So, giving feet to my goals... is that an expression? it seems appropriate: I want to work 20 hours a week so that I can be home with my baby and not need childcare and feel energized enough to take care of my home and family. This goal seems WAY off in the distance but it's more attainable than the simple, "I want to stay home with my kid."
We need to cut $6800 a year out of our expenses in order for me to achieve my goal. I feel good about putting that in type. That is something I can achieve (ideally). That's something concrete. It may seem to me like it's a billion years away but paying off the car and the credit cards puts us at that goal.
Sometimes it sure does seem like it's all in vain but I AM working towards something. Financial freedom. Dreams. Family. TIME. There is a light at the end of the tunnel folks!