The aftermath of May 27th of 2022 is still very real. It is because of this event, that I believed that our date weekend would have ended up being cancelled. The week of our weekend date, my wife did decide to go ahead with our date weekend. We did a staycation and stayed at one of the nicer hotels in our hometown. We went to see Theo Vonn perform, and it was one of our first social events that we had been to together since the COVID-19 pandemic happened. It honestly felt weird for a few moments being around so many people, but as we sat and watched him perform, life felt like it had semi returned to a form of normal. Even with my mistake from last month, I made a commitment to do better. I learned a personal truth that in marriage, it is never enough. I had for most of my life framed that expression as a form of inadequacy, but after the mistake, I learned it is not just a form of judgement, it’s a form of truth. In life it may never be good enough, and do you have the strength to accept it as is and keep giving it your best? This month we ended up spending more than we expected having to repair our disconnect and adding a surge protector to our transformer for our house. It’s these expenses that made me thankful that we do have a budget and have set aside money for savings.
Forecasting out into the future is the way I can see how on pace I am for paying off the car. If I use continued payments of $938.39, the car would be paid off by June of next year. This forecast does not include any adjustments to payments or any future income I may receive. I made a commitment to no longer stress myself nor my family over the pay off of our final installment loan except the mortgage. Life is going to happen, and I am willing to enjoy it more. Despite my willingness to enjoy life more, I can honestly say that I have never worked as hard as I did this past month. My whole career has built up to this situation, and due to a shortage at work, I wore multiple hats and performed multiple duties. I worked at least every day the last two weeks of this month. I’m thankful that this month is over, and in this process, a lot of duties within one role was disbursed among other roles to lower the reliance upon one person. Even with these challenges, I have gone on to see Top Gun Maverick two more times, and it’s a movie that brings absolute joy to my heart, and a movie that should be experienced in theaters. I highly recommend it. It is because of my marriage and my willingness to grow that my debt free journey has progressed and changed. Even if I start making minimum payments on the loan, I know we will pay this last loan off. Life is meant to be enjoyed too, and even though we are not as focused, we will get it finished together. How does life and marriage change your debt free journey?
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This month’s video is Actual TOPGUN, Dave Berke, Reacts to “TOPGUN: Maverick” with Jocko Willink 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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