My biggest dream and goal for the ‘short’ term is to travel debt free.
This dream is my awesome motivator to kick debts ass!!
I travelled through some parts of South America in 2012 for almost 5 months. It was the time of my life and amost as soon as I arrived back to Australia , I wanted to go again.
But I was deep in debt and totally broke.
I did actually save hard for the 2012 trip. I even worked 2 jobs as the departure date drew near for extra cash.
My plan was foiled by a terrible decision financially to move across to the other side of the country, with no job, 6 months before my departure date. It only took a month to get a job but I was chewing through savings and I just never really got back on track.
I remember morning I realised there was no other option but to draw another 5k on my loan (which was down to 2k) if I wanted to travel for as long as I’d planned.
I was actually gutted, I vowed I wouldn’t draw on debt to take that trip, and there I was – doing exactly that. I stood in the bank feeling sick and like a failure as my loan jumped up another 5k.
I left for the adventure of a life time 13k iN debt.
Plus I had to set aside almost 2k to make repayments during the time I was away. What a waate of good travel money!
I came back to Australia determined to rid myself of the debt and then take another trip – this time backpacking through central america.
But more importantly, this time, without 14k debt.
Thats my goal and my motivator. What’s your reason to kick debts ass?!