The 100 Day Project: Day 21 Of Writing

                                                               Everyday is a brand new day, everyday is a journey.


I know not what the future hath
of marvel or surprise
assured alone that life and death
his mercy underline
J.G. Whittier

Sitting at my desk and looking out my window, anyone would think it's just another ordinary day. I woke up at my usual time, made my coffee and went to pick up Emily. Something I do every single morning, but today was a bit different.

It may have begun the same way, but it quickly turned a corner for the better. You see, we accomplished a huge goal this morning. One that we have been working and sacrificing for quite awhile now. We can check this one off the list. We paid off a major loan! Praise the Lord!

Back at the start of the year, we set some major goals for ourselves. We wanted to be debt free by the end of this year. Something like that requires quite a bit of dedication. You have to make a decision to give up many things in order to achieve it. 

1. We cook almost every single day, opting to go out once every so many months.
2. Make our lunches and our coffees/teas at home.
3. No upgrading anything unless it totally breaks. 
4. Working all or any overtime available. Holidays/weekends included.
5. Looked at our expenditures and decided on things we don't really need like cable. 

We really needed this moment, because lately, we've been feeling a bit discouraged. All this struggling, all this giving up things while everyone else around us seem to be living it up going out to eat every single day for lunch. Others are busy redecorating their homes buying new furniture. It can be disheartening when one is trying to avoid all that and be good. This morning, this gave us a huge boost to keep moving forward with our plans. Such a relief to be able to pay off a bill this size. Such freedom and that, folks, is totally priceless. 

Have a blessed day everyone. 


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