Originally Posted by Smitty
Soooo...do you hope oneday to get another bus once the dust settles?
Oh yes! Most definitely!
I have to admit to being totally bummed about having to do this. But I also had to be a realist. There are a lot of things I've given up to make ends meet - television, eating out, movies, taking vacation trips and buying books/clothes/stuff. Oddly, after a year of this, I find I don't miss any of that stuff at all (well, I do miss the vacation trips, but not the other stuff).
What I find I truly miss is the freedom
to do those things if I so choose. Having the money on hand if needed (or just wanted) gives one a sense of safety and security that's hard to give up. I absolutely hate this paycheck to paycheck crap.
I'm not one to live in fear, but admit there's that 'back of the mind' voice that whispers evil thoughts of 'worst-case-scenarios' in my ear occasionally, and it gets old after a while.
The next step is to sell the house. Once that's done I'll be able to breathe a lot easier and try this again.