When staying motivated and energized is a challenge…
I know, you just saw this picture last week!
But, if you’ll please bear with me, I’d like to use our story as a great illustration for you of a goal that has taken a LOOOOOOOOONG time, is not quite finished, but has been totally worth it! (See the first installment here.)
We started our #debtfreejourney about 8 years ago when we first heard of Dave Ramsey and Financial Peace University. (Shortly after our middle son was born.) Well, we learned so much about giving, saving, and spending money–just being overall better stewards of the things GOD has given to us as tools to further his kingdom. AND, as an unknown bonus, it significantly improved our marriage! We didn’t have any “issues” but we learned how to communicate more clearly about our dreams and desires and work together as a team.❤
Let me just tell you this has not been an easy journey, in big part because we bought too much house with no down payment. Yep, we were young and ignorant. And then the housing market collapsed–that just made things a whole lot more interesting!!! ??
It didn’t take us long to realize that we were in DEEP. All around our neighborhood there were foreclosures and short sales–we didn’t feel that was the best decision for us. (No judgments here for others who made different decisions!! It was a personal choice.)
A few of our obstacles along the way:
? A house payment that was too big for our income
? Job changes
? A growing family
? Moving out of state
? And just plain exhaustion
But then, finally, we were able to sell our house last week!!!! (If you want a top-notch realtor in the Orlando area call Jim Ruddy!! An amazing realtor team and one of Dave Ramsey’s ELPs.)
A huge milestone ➡ BIG celebration!!
We had a PAR-TAY!!
A we finally sold our house party!!
?fried mushrooms & mozzarella sticks
?cheeseburgers & steaks
?all you can drink sodas, wine, and beer
?chocolate lava cake & ice cream
?pool & shuffle board
We partied hard—like it wasn’t even a school night!!!!
This #debtfreejourney still has a little ways to go, but we reached a HUGE milestone which means so much to us.
Now, our #debtsnowball is really going to roll. In just a couple of months we’ll be able to shout, “WE’RE DEBT FREE!!!!!” And we are so excited.
Why is this important to you?
Is there some far off goal that you’ve been working for?
Have you been striving for something and about to give up?
Is it hard to keep up the intensity and effort needed for your dreams?
I’m here to tell you that it CAN be done!
And there’s a tribe of people waiting to help you.
Maybe it’s your friends and family. Maybe it’s a church small group. Maybe there’s a book you can read, an online forum you can join, or an expert you can call.
As a coach, this is one of my specialties! I love to help women (and their families) make progress on their goals…provide them with support, accountability, and encouragement.
And I’d love to help you!
Please check out what’s coming in February. You can also call me for a FREE consultation to find out if you’re a good candidate for private coaching. I can’t wait to hear from you!