Going for it!
Sick and Tired of being Sick and Tired! ©Dave Ramsey
I wrote those first two lines at the beginning of the year.
Clearly, I've written precious little else since.
The situation here has come to a head, and we have decided we have to get focused, get out of debt, and build ourselves a future. Who cares if I'm past the middle of the 50s? I work in a place where two of the residents are over 100. I'm not saying it's going to happen, only God knows that, but it's a bit early to be giving up, especially as the hubster is 8 years younger than me!
So, we have to make some hard choices, get on a written budget, and get out of the mess.Then we can work on making good things happen.
Homesteading on a shoestring is in one way a good mix - growing your own food and living simple ought to bring down the outgoings - but in another way, a challenge. When things go wrong, they go spectacularly wrong, and that usually *costs*!
I was offered extra hours at work, and I'm taking at least one more day. I'm pushing for a full five day week, but I don't think that's going to be offered.
Meanwhile, we've decided realistically that 'farm' activities need to be curbed this year, and my main or possibly only business venture will be a new one - cut flowers. So I've bought a modest amount of seeds and a good book on the subject, and here we go.
I follow lots of great 'frugal' blogs - and I might be bothering one or two of the authors for a guest post and a bit of support!
Anyone else taking debt by the horns this year?
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