I cut my credit card up yesterday.
It felt good, to be honest. And, although it was also a bit frightening – my credit card has been my security blanket, after all – there is no denying that my financial journey has hit a rocky turn since the new card has entered my life.
So, I’m letting it go.
Not just because I should or because it’s the right thing to do, but because I’m finally ready to know what it feels like to live in a world where money doesn’t control my life. I want to know what it feels like to wake up and go to work because I choose to, not because I have to. And, I don’t want to hide from my finances anymore – I want to be in control.
Look, it’s been hard. Adjusting to a low-expense lifestyle when my expenses are already low is hard mental work. I hate being broke, and I hate feeling poor. But, credit cards are not the answer. They’re a trap.
So, instead of feeling sorry for myself I’m going to try something new – I’m going to be grateful. Because, really – I already have a pretty awesome life as it is. I earn enough money to live in a nice apartment by the water, pay all my expenses (including student loans), save money, and spend money on fun things like yoga and guitar lessons.
So, no – I’m not in the poor house. I’m just spoiled 🙂 .
And, although I’ve had some trouble in the last few months, I am slowly making up the difference and doing what I need to do to get my finances in order.
You know, this journey hasn’t been easy, but still – every moment has definitely been worth it. Thanks to all of you have been a part of it.
And, of course, Happy Independence Day.