Since the day I became conscious of this life, I came to understand that change is inevitable. Even if I don’t want to change, things will change around me and inside of me. The world, people, and even my own physical body will change. It is simply ridiculous for me to resist change. It’s because of powerful moments in my life that I have grown and continue to grow into the person I am meant to be. This month was filled with micro events and one major event which has me reflecting on the road ahead. On Sunday of 5/15, we took Evie for the first time ever to church. She hadn’t yet gone to church, and Jill had not been back since the COVID-19 pandemic. Because it was Evie’s first time, the head of the children’s ministry at our campus was kind enough to accommodate us and allow us to have church in a room with just Evie. It was such a special and precious moment to me. It meant so much to me that we were finally back in church. I believe when you seek the Lord more, the enemy attacks more. The very next day, Jill was in a car accident. An 18-wheeler semi-dump truck wasn’t paying attention and side swiped Jill as she was going to work at over 70+ mph on the interstate. Thank God she was not hurt, the damage could’ve been so much worse…… Over the following weeks, we adjusted to having just one true vehicle that was drivable. Fortunately, we were able to use my Mom’s car while she was on a vacation trip to Thailand. Using her car gave us the flexibility to wait until Jill’s car could be serviced and gave us time while we waited on a replacement rental car. In addition to the issues with the car, I’ve also started having issues with the crown of my front tooth again.
It is moments like these that I’m thankful that we’re not in the financial position we were in four years ago, but it also reminds me of where my priorities should be. During this time, the cryptocurrency market seems to be on a down swing, bear market, or crypto winter. Like stocks, and commodities whether the market goes up or down, you do not experience a true loss until it goes to zero. The Terra/stable coin scenario is a warning to those that don’t do their research. Personally, I only invest what I am willing to lose, and concentrate on the cryptocurrencies that have been around the longest such as Bitcoin, and Ethereum. Even during the events of this month, I’m focusing on paying down the car loan. I want to push the pedal to the metal and have it paid off by November. $2000.00 payments per month can get us there. Despite the bad, it feels like there is so much progress. On Sunday 5/22, we went to church again and this time Evie was able to be in childcare by herself while Jill and I went to church together. While we were in service, my thoughts were on Evie and how she was doing, but I am so proud of how much she is growing up because she’s never socialized with so many kids her own age before.
I caught up finally. I had been so far behind on various blogs, and posts that I never thought I’d be able to catch up, but this year something is different with me. I feel like 2020 destroyed me with all the various life events happening at once, 2021 was the aftermath and continuation of 2020, but 2022 despite the obstacles, I feel re-energized. I feel driven again. I feel like I have initiative. Not only did I catch up on blogs, but I’m also looking to do more from a salesmanship side in my work, I feel myself willing to do more around the house. I do not know what caused it but I’m thankful for it.
On May 24th, one of the most toxic people I’ve worked with my in whole professional career quit, and I feel like I won the lottery!! A huge weight has been lifted not just from my shoulders, but our whole environment. We would up going short ended due to an unexpected shortage in one the roles, but I would rather have more work than worry about this person’s schemes. Ding dong the witch is dead!!!! On May 27, 2022, I went to see Top Gun Maverick, with my good friend Davis, and seeing this move brought back all the nostalgia and good memories of my childhood. The movie is truly a masterpiece and could be Tom Cruise’s magnum opus. Despite the greatness of the day, that night I made one of my greatest mistakes ever. It’s something I know will change me going forward. It was this mistake, which is the tuning fork for my life, and makes me re-examine my priorities. Does change factor into your debt free journey?
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This month’s video is Mark Wahlberg sits down with Pure Flix CEO Michael Scott to discuss his latest film “Father Stu” from the Pure Flix YouTube channel.
“The LORD will send rain at the proper time from his rich treasury in the heavens and will bless all the work you do. You will lend to many nations, but you will never need to borrow from them.”
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