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September 26th, 2007 at 11:02 am

I haven't written since May, but that doesn't mean I gave up on my finances. I'm still working on my goal of being debt free in 5 years. That's 70k to get rid of in 5 years--seems like too high of a goal, but with the plan I have in mind, it can be possible. My only issue is my husband and I are planning on having another baby by summer of next year, and my daughter will start pre-school September 2008, so that might slow down my progress a bit.
But I've continued to pay on all my bills--all on time too! and I've been able to put $50 away per week for some time now. Since we are planning on having another baby, we decided to go to Sesame Street Place with my 3 year old for the weekend a couple of months ago, and we're leaving for Canada to visit my family this weekend. So, the $50/wk I've been putting away has gone over to those two trips, and my friend's wedding (which all three of us are in the wedding). I know we probably shouldn't be going on small vacations while we're so much in debt, but my daughter's only young for a short time. Kids grow up so fast and I don't want to lose out.
Anyway, I've been working part-time as an Independent Designer for Home & Garden Party and I absolutely love it!!! This past month of September, I made over $1,000.00 in commission for just 4 parties!! Unfortunately mine and my husband's car broke down in the same week, and I had to buy my daughter's dress for the wedding--so I only have about $400 left. It actually makes me sad.
But thankfully, I already have 6 parties booked for October--and those 6 will hopefully give me some for November (I only have 1 booked in November). We'll see!!

2 Responses to “Working on it....”

  1. payitdowngrrrl Says:

    Your comment about your daughter being young made me think of the vacations my parents took me on when I was younger. I remember very little about them. I much would have rather taken vacations when I was older when I was more aware and could appreciate them more. It's kind of like how parents make such big deals about kids birthday parties when they're toddlers and then the kids don't even remember them years later. I think the most important thing is that you are spending time with your child, whether it be on vacation or at home. That's probably what they'll remember.

  2. sfborges79 Says:

    I completely understand what you're saying, how she's young and won't remember much. But the memories are more for me at this point than for her. My mother always, and I mean always, says how much she regrets that she wasn't able to do much when my brother and I were younger. My parents had absolutely no money--we lived on cereal, and my mom made our clothes--and she always worked and took as much overtime as she could. And unfortunately, both my husband and I have had to work a lot also to make ends meet, so I feel like I don't spend as much time with her as I should, even if it is at home, because when I'm home, there's always something going on, someone calling me with a problem, something to fix. Atleast by going away, I don't have to deal with work, the house, relatives, friends, etc. It's just me, my husband, and my daughter. I know it may sound like I'm making excuses, but I don't want to have the same regrets that my mother has.

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