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December 8th, 2014 at 06:21 am

The goals update posts make me a bit sad. I would like to have been a member of the "I've set a goal and accomplished it" Club. But, alas, another failed year. I imagine that having been in "OMG, we're gonna be unemployed and when what ... ??" mode zapped a lot of energy when all I wanted to do was survive.

Well, that has passed and DH has secure employment. So, we move onto the next step. Right?

[Insert Tangent]

I was a big fan of the band The Lemonheads in the 90s. One of my favorite songs was Rudderless, and I am humming it now to myself - especially the refrain "I'm like a ship without a rudder ... a ship without a rudder ..."

[Tangent over]

So it is time to come up with some plans that are concrete. Sort of overwhelmed by it. But definitely having a motivation to start small and end big.

ETA: First small step (proactive)

1) Just increased 401K contribution for DH from 2% to 6%. We had decreased it pending unemployment. 6% is the cap of employer-matching. Due to the switching over of systems from the merger, this will go into effect the paycheck of 1/16/15, but at least it is in place.

2) Discussed with our friendly tax man the adoption credit briefly. Save receipts is what I was told. Smile

5 Responses to “Rudderless”

  1. scottish girl Says:

    I know that survival feeling all too well, that was us for the first half of the year. Good luck with your goals. We're all here to cheer you on. Smile

  2. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    I feel adrift right at this second. Read last post. I am unsure what to do or what to think. I think I need time to process and stratergize.

  3. LuckyRobin Says:

    Maybe you need a new theme song? My personal favorites are I Will Survive and Tubthumping (or at least the chorus of it).

  4. ceejay74 Says:

    My goals got completely knocked off course this year too! For a positive reason in my case, but it's still strange and overwhelming. Can't wait to get my hand back on the rudder. Smile

  5. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Perhaps instead of looking at the goals you did not reach, look at how well you did under such uncertain circumstances.

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