Saturday, May 1, 2010

May Day

I am breathing a sigh of relief. I got the ball rolling on my financial stuff yesterday. I had to go thru all my bills and lots of paperwork trying to find what I needed. I was so anxious about doing tha. Anxious in a bad way. Then I remembered what Roxie's daughter was telling her. Money and emotions don't mix. I had to remind myself that money is totally unrelated to my true self worth. Money problems take take me back to my using days. UGH! Not good memories. TCB tells me that I'm a piece of crap. A loser. To pick up that bat and swing away. Not today, BABY!

After rereading Roxie's post, I felt so much better. I got on my knees and asked for help. I had a calm come over me and I went to the appointment totally organized with everything I needed. I am even going to go through my files at home and start over and reorganize. I feel really good about my decision about the action I have taken.

Another really good decision I have made recently is to be more consistent with charitable contributions. Mormons pay a tenth of the income in tithing. I am ashamed to admit that I let myself get so in debt that paying my tithing came second instead of 1st. I am noticing that I am making much better financial decisions and my spending isn't as reckless. I love it when I can recognize those kinds of things.

Got my 4 miles in this morning and I am walking out the door to watch my Gson play peewee football. Then we are going out for brunch. Then a movie with a friend I haven't seen for awhile. Tomorrow will be church and then a nice Sunday nap. I want to get put a good dent in revamping and updating all my filing. Tomorrow afternoon seems like a great time to get started.

Hope everyone is having a great May Day! Where did April go?? Got a new pool key. Probably start using that sucker next weekend. Still too cool here yet. I am not complaining. It will be hot as hell soon enough.

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  1. It's so nice when the financial stuff isn't WEIGHING so heavily on us. They say that people who have control over finances are better at weight loss too- weird huh? Have a great weekend my friend! :)

  2. May Day - I need to go make a posey and hang it on my neighbor's door!

    Glad you are getting control (and that is key, the control) of your financial situation - having a plan and following through will make you feel so much better, I just know it.

    Have a wonderful day, Dana!

  3. Glad it's the good kind of "May Day". I'm so glad you have some peace about your finances. Glad my kiddo could help :-) Taking some action is so much better than avoidance, which is what I want to do, for sure.

    Have a great weekend!

  4. I'm so glad your dealing with the things that make you stressed! Things will only get better from here :)

  5. No to TCB!
    The Crazy Brain?
    This Can't Be!

  6. And also, I mentioned your sweet name for an Oh My Blog Award...
    Check out my blog!

  7. I agree with what ZenaT had to say ... LOL

  8. but seriously ...
    Dana, I just did my 2009 taxes the day OF the deadline (Apr 30 here in Canada) I never did do my 2008 taxes and wanted to finish that up to but now I realize I'm missing 3 (!!!) slips. It's making me freeze up just thinking of the steps I have to go through to get copies of them. I'm imagining the worst.
    I'm glad to see I'm not the only one with emotional issues when it comes to financial stuff.
    I'm proud of you for getting on top of this stuff!!!

  9. Way to deal with the stress good job!!!

  10. It was hot as hell here today. :(
    Way to deal correctly though.

  11. Hi Dana, again.
    I have something for you on my blog today. It's GREEN! like money!
    I know Anne already blessed you with it but I want you to have it from me too. Cause I luv ya like that. :D

  12. I love and admire that you got on your knees and asked for help.
    no matter to whom we pray---in my opinion---it is so frequently about handing our troubles over.

  13. Good post.....I also have gotten away from tithing (I've been lax about going to church too)....your post just reminded me to focus on what's important....... in swimming pool??? You are so lucky!

  14. I know how it feels to tie how well/badly you're doing financially to your sense of self worth. It's true though, it's a bad thing to do. Doesn't have anything to do with it. Have fun watching your grandson!


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