Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Perspective

I was browsing a blog dealing with debt (because I'm manically obsessive about it) and other issues, and I saw this in one of the entries:

"And I think the BIG issue here is that I am not requiring enough of myself. I have let myslef take the easy way out for a couple years. I have not set a major goal for myself. I have not been working toward anything substantial."

I stopped reading and really thought about that for about 48 seconds. I'm extremely guilty of the same. I make all these plans and goals and then don't stick with them. Then I wallow and cry about why I don't have the money to move to San Francisco like I want to. Or why I'm $41K in the hole because of student loans.

Well, and here's hoping, that's the end of that. I'm going to make a plan and stick to it. I'm going to be snowballing and snowflaking my way out of student loan hell which is scheduled to have me trapped until 2021. It's a big goal to start with, but if I don't focus, I'm going to be paying out the ass forever. I at least want to tackle it while my rent in L.A. is $350 a month (I got EXTREMELY lucky). In addition, I'm going to try and chart my progress here and blog more regularly overall. Yes, they will be even more random than they are now, but it'll be something new and fresh for the good folks who stop by to see my ranting (THANKS btw).

Wish me luck...

3 comments:

Torrance Stephens bka All-Mi-T said...

debt is a start, but the only ones who eat in the future will be thoes that pay themselves

FLORIDACHIC said...

So glad you stopped by my blog. I have to say, that entry about "requiring more of myself" was a real lightbulb moment for me too.

I mean, this is OUR life--why are we standing by and *waiting* for things to happen (that never will without hard work). Putting that down on paper really started the wheels turning again for me.

You can totally do this. Set some mini-goals that will give you some easy success. That will inspire you to keep going and tackle the more long term things.

Stop by again!

Rebirth of Fly said...

@ Torrance - Oh, I don't skimp on savings..maybe even to a fault. But that is sound advice indeed.

@ Floridachic - I'm nearly addicted to it right now. LOL