I’ve been blogging about my debt for over a year and a half now. This really amazes me because while I can be bull-headed and full of determination, it seems to come in spurts. I’m not always a determined person for the long haul (check out my rant at Blogging Away Fat). For some reason, though, I’ve been able to stick with paying off our debt.
But I get so sick of it sometimes. I go through periods where I’m ready to win the lottery (even though I don’t really play). Or I have some big idea that pops in my head and I see dollar signs (although it’s probably just a crazy idea).
Just something that can take my debt and make it go bye-bye. *POOF* All gone. Then I return to reality and I start asking myself questions:
If I don’t go through this long, difficult journey of paying off our debt, what will I learn?
If my debt magically disappeared shortly after starting this blog, would I have still adapted a frugal lifestyle?
Would I even have a savings account?
So many questions that I will never know the answer to. But something tells me that if my debt magically disappeared back then, I would be back in debt before I knew it. Why? Because by going through the process of paying off our debt I am learning so much and I am really understanding how much being in debt has cost us. Not only in the interest that has been paid, but how much stress that it causes.
Yeah, I still get sick of being in debt but it is for a reason. It’s so I will never…ever…get back into it again!