With less than a month to go until my final repayment, I have been reflecting a little on my journey to debt freedom and something that has struck me is the solitary nature of this battle.
Only 2 people – other than readers of the Debt Breakup – know exactly how much debt I’m paying off. Honestly, no-one else would really care. I mean sure, people would be like ‘good on you’ and ‘well done’ or even – ‘well you were stupid enough to get into that much debt in the first place so woop de doo, you’ve paid it off’
Most people won’t realise – or care too much – about how much it has taken to get to this point. Patience, diligence, restraint, sacrifice – REPEAT. Over and over again.
And really, when it comes down to it, why should anyone else care? This is the debt that I got myself into and I’m getting myself out of. I have no dependents and no spouse, so it affects no one but me. Yep, it was stupid of me to rack up so much debt – am I simply not just doing what I should have done years ago and making things right. Every cent I have paid towards my debt has been my own, no one has given me a leg up. It really has been an extremely solitary endeavor, and one that may have felt quite lonely at times if it weren’t for the readers of the Debt Breakup.
Blogging about my journey here, albeit anonymously, has helped me carry the momentum when I felt like giving up. The kind comments and encouraging sentiments left on my blog have told me I am not truly on the journey by myself. Others out there have felt the same sense of anxiety, panic, anger and stress about debt, and the sense of achievement as we pull closer and closer to the goal of $0.00.
My aim for this blog was never to take over the PF blogging world with a million readers and 1000’s of comments. It was to share my story and hope that others may find some inspiration, just as I have found in the many debt busting blogs along my journey.
So, thank you readers of the Debt Breakup. I can honestly say, this process would have been SO much harder without the blog and the readers 🙂
$0.00 is in sight. Oh YEH.
Have a great day!