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Happy memories

May 4th, 2007 at 08:59 pm

I haven't blogged for a while, i know. It's been a bit of a struggle lately, and I'm rather depressed about having so little money to live on. It's nice catching up with you guys, to know I'm not alone and see everybody working so hard toward their goals.

Today I had a job interview, which i think went well. The interviewer asked me one question - what was the achievement I was proudest of? I suppose I should have said something work related, but the first thing came to me: I'm really proud of the fact tho I had nothing after my relationship breakup, I managed to buy a house for myself and ds - and get it paid off in 15 years.

Well, he WAS impressed. He said, "that's amazing. I'm 55 and I'm scared I won't get my mortgage paid off before retirement." I didn't say I only had a little cottage, and he prob has a huge mansion, but I went home feeling much happier. I remember when I got the final letter from the bank, I threw a mortgage burning party. It felt like a great burden had been lifted off me to be debtfree.

Since then I've been drifting a bit I guess. I was so focused on that goal, i wasn't sure what to do next, and the idea of saving up 00s of 000s for my retiremnt seemed so enormous, it was hard see progress. But now I'm motivated to get started again. When you're a bit down it helps to remember past victories.

2 Responses to “Happy memories”

  1. Carolina Bound Says:

    That IS something to be proud of! I only have 1/3 of my house paid off -- and it's a small one.

    I don't have much to live on, either, and it will be even less after I retire. But I'm going to make it work.

  2. pretty cheap jewelry Says:

    oooh, I want to have a mortgage burning party (in about 10 years Smile it should happen)

    Actually just as we finish with the house, my son will turn 19 and go to college. My little daughter will follow 2 years later.

    Guess where that money will go???

    LOL, I am happy to do it for them g_d willing...

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