I think when people get on this trip of becoming debt free...we hit hills. By hills I mean we have our ups and downs on the journey. There are days I feel truly gazelle intense and I search the sofas for all the spare change I can find. Then other days I just feel like splurging and getting that extra latte drink.
Balance seems to be the key, but is tricky to hold onto! Things were feeling a little gloomy around here since our taxes were less and now we are likely canceling our vacation plans. When I get down like this I reach for inspiration. Things to keep me going. I love to check out youtube and see if there are anymore debt free screams. (If you are debtfree..make a video...I love to watch them!) I love watching videos of others saying they achieved the impossible. I also find myself surfing the financial blogs more and reading my Dave Ramsey books.
Last night....I popped in the Cash Flow Planning Dave Ramsey DVD that we happen to own. It is the only Dave Ramsey video I have, but I love it :) I would love to see the rest of them. I love his humor and intensity for achieving the lifestyle of "Living like no one else!"
We are not at the point of truly living like no one else..so we can live like no one else. We have cell phones, cable tv, kids in Kung Fu lessons, and even a membership at the Y. Part of me would love to truly crunch the numbers and see how debt free we could be if we got rid of all those things for a short period of say a year to a year and half. Work the extra jobs and really, really, really buckle it all down. Where would we be in a year and half. Would it be worth such a sacrifice? Hmmmmm something to ponder.
I just thought I would share with you some ways I recharge my spirit when it comes to defeating our debt. What about you? What do you do to keep you and your family going?