I’m a little tipsy as I write this, so please bear with me.

I have had a few celebration drinks this evening because, as of today, July 1, 2017, for the first time in my adult life…I am debt-free!

I’m still not sure how I did it, quite frankly, and don’t ask me how I will get by until my next payday, because I seem to have paid off nearly a grand in a week and that doesn’t sound very sensible. Surely I need money to buy, like, food and stuff?

But right now I don’t care. I’ll worry about how to feed myself another day. I have done at least six air-punches today, and yup, just did another one. It’s like my arm is possessed.

The first thing I did after paying off that last horrible bit of credit card debt was give my other half a massive hug. She’s been an absolute star, knowing exactly when to leave me alone to save money and when to treat me to a little pick-me-up when the months of dull, dull deprivation took their toll. I was also incredibly lucky to have you all here cheering me on, as well as some fantastically supportive friends happy to listen to me whinge about being perpetually broke.

And maybe it’s the drinks talking, so forgive the following indulgent point – I can’t work out whether it’s too trite as my critical thinking faculties are not currently at their best.

At points over the years it felt as if being in debt was an integral part of my being, like there was no escaping the fact I was bad with money and always would be. It felt hopeless; inevitable; a fundamental flaw.

Now I get to re-write the rules.

So what harmful assumptions about your own limitations are holding you back?

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25 thoughts on “ Goodbye debt, it’s been…memorable ”

  1. Woohoo! Good for you! Now…what other inaccurate thoughts might you have about you and your capabilities?? ? Who knows what you can accomplish if you wish.

  2. Congratulations!!! Your paragraph beginning “At points over the years” describes how I feel about myself, unfortunately.

    1. Hi Jamie, if silly ol’ me can do it, you definitely can. And if you’re reading blogs about the topic, again that’s a massive clue to me that you’ll have this sorted in no time 🙂

  3. Congrats – only started reading your blog recently so at the tail end of this journey but this is great news! Inspirational stuff.

  4. Wow! I love your honesty and writing style. Just got turned on to you from Cait Flander’s blog. It’s liberating to be debt free. In the old days, you were put in jail for not repaying a debt! So, you just got out of jail. Congratulations!

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