“Your journey has molded you for your greater good, and it was exactly what it needed to be. Don't think that you lost time. It took each and every situation you have encountered to bring you to the now. And now is right on time.” – Asha Tyson
I've spent a lot of time feeling so out-of-control with my money and debt. I think about all that stuff I bought that I don't even remember. All that money spent with nothing to show for it. I wonder how many things my parents didn't do because they couldn't afford it because I owed them money and wasn't sending it to them. I was spending my money frivolously rather than sending it to the people I was supposed to send it to.
Selfishly, my wants overshadowed my obligations.
It's easy to think about the time wasted… that horrible feeling of being in debt that I was in for so long. It's easy to think that I should've done different things, and also, “how could I be so irresponsible with money!?”
The important thing is that today I can make different choices, and choose to have a different kind of life. A life that's responsible. A life that I'm proud of. I'm glad I took the steps to start the Spending Fast when I did because I never would've guessed that I'd get to a place when debt was no longer in my life.
The time that it took to get here had to happen. As miserable as I was financially that time was needed. Today, thinking about that horribleness keeps me motivated because I never want to get into debt again. I never again want to be that out of control with my finances. Those feelings made me desperate enough to take action.
It all has a purpose.
Turns out, you can change your life too. There's no need to waste any more minutes of your life feeling like crap because of money. You can change your life and it can be better.