Posts Tagged ‘ The Past ’

Debt Princess – A Fairytale in the Making

Once upon a time, I was debt free. It was about ten years ago, I was 24 and I filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy. I had accumulated quite the pile of consumer debt and was struggling to pay it all off. I didn’t make a lot of money and was beginning to feel extremely overwhelmed. Someone gave me some advice (later, I determined it to be bad advice) and they suggested I file Bankruptcy. So I did. A couple of months later all I had was my school loans. It felt great to be free of credit card debt. I...

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Maintaining a Support System When Life Gets Rough

I’m reminded today of a song we use to sing in church. I can remember standing in church looking up at my mom as she sang the words and thinking her voice was so pretty. The song, “Eagles Wings” was one of my favorites back then. The lyrics that always stay in my mind are: ”And He will raise you up on eagle’s wings, Bear you on the breath of dawn, Make you to shine like the sun, And hold you in the palm of His Hand.” I am no longer a religous person and I’m taking a great deal of...

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My Dearest Skeptic: An Open Letter to All

So I’ve had this blog for a week now. A week was just enough time to get a couple of skeptics joining in the fun. I have received a couple of emails and comments that have questioned my decisions and motives. I would like to address those right now. I have not claimed to make smart decisions. I am an impulsive person. I do not think things through when I make decisions. I make those decisions almost solely on my emotions. I will admit that it is not good practice to live this way. I do not feel that...

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