Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Counting my losses...

My husband's work situation is taking a toll on me. So many things have been put on hold because of it. I am so upset because I was planning on getting pregnant this year. But now that the job situation is the way it is we will still have to wait. Which makes me begin to think about all of the losses I have had in my life. I just recently heard about a doctor who tells her patients to write down all of their losses on a sheet of paper. Here goes...

My losses are:

- my mother leaving for an extended period of time when I was a child, I felt so abandoned
- losing childhood friendships
- feeling the heartbreak of my first relationship
- my parents divorce
- my loss of innocence
- my childhood home being sold
- death of my grandparents
- singlehood
- husband's job loss
- time

I can't think of anymore at the moment.

How does this all tie into personal finance you might ask? It is about debt. One of my biggest losses of time, money, and personal sanity was due to being in debt. I wish that I had money smarts earlier in my life. But I can't go backwards and I can't dwell in the past. So, I am going to reframe this entire situation in a positive way.

a. By the time I do have children, I will know more about personal finance.
b. I get to devote more prayer time to those struggling right now.
c. I get to devote more of my time to answering emails and helping those in need.
d. I have more time to educate myself.
e. I have more time to save for the baby's nursery, etc.

So, it is not all bad. Maybe you can think about a difficult situation you are dealing with right now and you can think of a way to reframe the situation in a more positive light.

Best wishes,

Janie

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