Saturday, October 24, 2009
I have noticed a change in me since really committing myself to SP! Not only am I journaling my food and drinking my water, I have received this new energy to tackle other things that have been left alone for too long.
Depression makes you just not care about things and you begin to lose track of important matters. My finances are in a mess and have been for most of this year. And, because they have become such a mess, I have not been dealing with them. Lord knows how I have managed not to have anything turned off or repossessed! I must have paid the things that were screaming to be paid is all I can figure.
Anyway, my husband and I sat down today and opened bills that have not been opened for months. We wrote down everything that we owe, what is past due, what is current (there are a few!) and we even balanced the check book!! And it did balance!! We took a calendar and filled in the dates that everything is due through the end of the year. It is not as bad as I thought it was! We now know what is going on with our finances and we have a plan to get back on track.
This was something that I had dreaded doing for months! But I have such a feeling of freedom now that I know what is going on!!
Do I like where we are right now financially? Heck no! But I know what we have to do to get straightened out. It is going to take some time, but we will get there.
We also made a commitment to each other to sit down every Saturday morning and pay our bills. We have got to put a stop to the insanity!!
Another thing we tackled today was our bedroom. Once again, because of my depression, I was just washing clothes and then dumping them in there. I did not put anything away. Also, if I had something that I didn't know what to do with, I just tossed it in there. We literally had paths around the bed, one to his side and one to mine and then to the doorway. I have 4 bags of clothes that are going to the either the Good Will or Salvation Army on Monday! And I got rid of 1 big bag of garbage!
Today has been such a productive day! I am so proud of us today!! Rainy Saturdays are good things if you know what to do with them!