Friday, August 19, 2005

I am My Own Accountant/Lawyer/Hairy Biker

Today, I am a grown up. I sucked it up and went to the bank and explained my credit card issues and got some help. It's not going to be easy, what I'm going to do for the next few years, but it's my gift to myself--the real possibility of complete financial independence. Someday, I will pay all of my bills and look in my account and it will not say $10, but, maybe $50 or $100. That day will not be in the immediate future, but that day will come. What's next, America? Will I finally give writing a shot? Will I ask the Kingmaker out to breakfast? Will I meet someone who can teach me how to dance the Black Bottom? Or will I, so used to scraping what little change I could find together to treat myself to one less than $10 activity a month, somehow fuck this up in order to return to the state of soul-sickened panic I've grown so used to? I suspect the real test of a person is not what they do when the chips are down, but what they do with themselves when they get a chip or two ahead. I hope I don't let myself down.

7 Comments:

Blogger Taketoshi said...

There we go. I noticed that easter egg. Well done, Aunt B. This is the path to something I can still only dream of even trying to make happen :)

8/19/2005 10:14:00 PM  
Blogger Twyla said...

Way to go, B.

8/19/2005 10:48:00 PM  
Blogger Yankee T said...

It is a difficult road. I have been down it. Let me tell you how worth it it is. I actually sleep at night and don't wake up in a panic. Good going, B.

8/20/2005 08:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go for it B. After many years of trying, last month I finally clawed my way out of much debt.

My first instinct after Citibank told me my balance was zero..... buy a new car. But I'm fighting it.

W

8/20/2005 11:33:00 AM  
Blogger Peggasus said...

Good for you! You showed courage by simply taking that first step. It will totally be worth it. And trying not to sound like your / a mother or anything, but you will also learn some valuable lessons along the way.

8/20/2005 12:14:00 PM  
Blogger JR said...

horray. financial independence kicks total ass....you are the best!

8/20/2005 01:11:00 PM  
Blogger _Summer_ said...

Releasing the inner-hairy-biker must be a bit scary. Good for you.

8/20/2005 01:36:00 PM  

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