4 years ago, I started this blog for cooking tips – I was married, working hard as a customer service supervisor, and thought my life was good!
I was wrong.
My job stressed me out to the point I had to go on anti-depressants, my marriage was falling apart, and I was unhappy. I bought food and things to reward myself and make myself feel better. My drug of choice: Starbucks. I kept buying myself more and more things, thinking money would make me happier. But it wasn’t.
I had to make myself happy. I started working out, cutting back on bad food, visiting the doctors more regularly to make myself healthier (going on anti-depressants saved me from constant panic attacks from stress).
I visited a chiropractor to fix my neck and hips, and I suddenly started feeling…good. Then, I got pregnant. I took a hard look at my marriage and our finances – and it wasn’t looking good. But I buckled down, and attempted to fix where things went wrong.
I managed to pay off some debt, try to reconnect with my husband, and we got ready to welcome our daughter into the world.
I’ll save you the full sob story. Having my daughter, made me realize I wanted more from my life. I wanted her to see her mother as HAPPY. And I wasn’t. Everyday I realized my marriage was not at all what it should be – and I’ve shared this in some posts if you’d like to find my Where I’ve Been Series.
I made the tough choice to divorce my husband, live with my parents, and save up for my future. (I also decided to stay at my job even though I could make more money somewhere else, this job makes me happy!)
Now, let’s discuss WHY I’m writing this blog. I’m going to write a list! *I love lists*
- I want to share my experiences and how I’ve overcome it.
Short list, I know. I have been at the bottom of financial disaster – nearly homeless. And now I’m on my way up. I want to share my real-life tricks on how to get better with money and overcome HORRIBLE credit.
And, in the meantime – find purpose! Making less money, and using it correctly, is making me happier. What makes you happy?