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Retiring and Wishing All Well

September 12th, 2017 at 02:44 pm


Time has come to close the book on the money melodrama of my life (this blog). I've struggled to maintain momentum on money management and dedication to blogging here. I'm leaving some posts here that outlined particular chapters (like the whole rental property drama from one year ago) and I've deleted things that were anxiety-producing (like the posts relating to my husband's cancer and the car accident that totalled my car), etc. Some of it is good for laughs, so it will stay.

I've considered closing the book before, but this time just seems right and natural.

My money situation hasn't changed at all -now there are two in college, one in high school who has lost one substantial scholarship, medical bills that are looming on collections (and I'm still paying $300+ a month), my own job/education dilemmas that just seem to continue, etc). And DH's job is again the next one in line for "redundancy" - I like that term better than "on the chopping block". I wish I could say that I've gained so much wisdom to get those money ducks in a row, etc. However, the sad truth is that I'm still wallowing and swimming and living paycheck to paycheck (albeit with a small but increasing EF).

We do have plans for the (nearish) future such as downsizing to make maintaining two homes feasible. So maybe that will be the key to improving or changing our circumstances.

I do wish everyone well. This place was immensely supportive to me and my own little corner of the cyberworld where I could be really honest and vent. I appreicate all those kind words that gave me enough wind in the sails to propel me forward. I think that I am able to go foward now and trying to overcome introvert tendencies to make some real life connections, and I am pleased to say that I have made some new friends in the most recent chapter of my life and I am much more transparent and authentic. I will be okay and it will be okay.

Thank you, SA Friends! You are all fabulous. I'll continue to be prayerful for CB's dear friend C and that everyone can return to their homes post-hurricane. It's been a good ride. Smile

16 Responses to “Retiring and Wishing All Well”

  1. Carol Says:

    Wishing you and yours the best as we all go forward. I, for one, will miss you. Stay strong!

  2. stephanie Says:

    I have followed your blog for some time. I have enjoyed and loved your perspective on life's events and obstacles. I wish you well and peace.

    Stephanie

  3. PRICEPLUS Says:

    Good luck and God speed!

  4. Househopeful Says:

    You have been around so long with us. I wish you well, please stop by & say hello via comments from time to time. You will be missed.

  5. ceejay74 Says:

    Aw, I'll miss you! Good luck on continuing this new chapter! You are always welcome back if circumstances change.

  6. Joanne Says:

    Wishing all good things for you and your family. I have enjoyed reading your blog and seeing how well you have managed everything that has come your way. Wishing blessings for you, and your family.............

  7. CB in the City Says:

    Thank you for your prayers, Laura. We will miss you!

  8. Out of the Dark Says:

    Fair winds and following seas. God bless you on your new journey.

  9. PatientSaver Says:

    I wish you the very best and wish you well.

  10. Laura S. Says:

    I wish you wouldn't leave. Please do stop by and check in at least.

  11. My English Castle Says:

    Ah, Laura, we're here if you want to pop in and chat. And you know where I am IRL, as the children say! I think we all fight the same battles over and over. At least I do!

  12. Shiela Says:

    Good luck with everything Laura. Come by sometimes to say hello.

  13. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Laura, you are an institution on savingadvice blogs. But when it is time to let the old melt away, well, it's just time. The famous Serenity Prayer might be appropriate just now.

    I randomly pulled up one of your older blog entries to re-read, and it was about wattsoflove! I would never have known about that had you not blogged.

  14. Dido Says:

    Best wishes to you in the next chapter, and glad you are making some F2F connections and have some contingency plans in place. Take care and good luck!

  15. rob62521 Says:

    Best wishes! Will miss your blogs.

  16. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    good luck

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