I just lately wrote about how totally different life is lately. After which this popped up in my Fb reminiscences. What an ideal instance of how totally different my life is now.
Phew, that look again simply wears me out. How did I do all that?
The transfer to Georgia, 6 years in the past this December put a cease to all of that. Our homeschool neighborhood disappeared. Historical past Buff determined to stay in Virginia. And whereas we tried to maintain up with Gymnast’ sport, it light after our first full 12 months right here. It wss simply too exhausting with the commute and the expense. A few of the modifications are actually exhausting to look again and see.
The transfer to Georgia additionally has led to numerous advantages that probably wouldn’t have occurred had we stayed in Virginia. First, we’re near household once more. In reality, we stayed with my grandmother for our first 3 months again. For me, a baby who had by no means lived close to household, this was such a blessing. And one thing I all the time wished for my very own kids.
The price of dwelling is lower than a 1/3 for what I used to be paying in Virginia. For our 900 sq. foot condominium, I used to be paying $1,400 monthly (earlier than that just about $1,200 a month for the home my dad owned.) Right here, I paid $600 monthly in hire for our dwelling and now $658 for our mortgage. (So grateful to lastly have steady housing that’s MINE. That has positively been the most important problem since I turned a single mother over 15 years in the past now.)
Jobs…many BAD readers will keep in mind when my work fell aside just some brief months after my dad requested us to depart the house we had rented from him for over 4 years. Nearly 2 years of wrestle and no actual alternatives. And but, on the day we have been driving our final load from Virginia to Georgia, I obtained a full time job provide in a city over from my Grandmother with a $70,000 wage.
Georgia has been good to us.
The right here and now
We (and I assume it’s simply I now actually) are in higher monetary form then I ever have been since separating from my husband all these years in the past. Steady earnings, steady housing and no loopy ups and downs. *knocks on wooden
All this from a Fb reminiscence. There’s a level although, in case you are simply beginning on this debt free journey, and moreso, in case you are a single mother who simply can’t appear to get her legs below her, I’m right here to inform you you could and you’ll. And whether or not you recognize it or not, each dip and each excessive that comes your approach is resulting in one thing higher for you and your children. There may be hope, simply maintain on.
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