Can you believe it?
It’s our second blogiversary. Wow! We’ve been blogging for TWO years, which is like ten years on the Internet.
If you read our debt freedom post, you know how important community has been. So thank you for following along with us! We wouldn’t be here without YOU. We wouldn’t have been able to eliminate 100% of our debt without the personal finance community and the support of readers like YOU. 🙂
This is an actual GIF from FinCon 2016. Hope to see you at FinCon this year!
From a personal finance perspective, we’re at a radically different place in 2017 than we were in 2015, but I won’t belabor the point. If you’ve been hanging out with us for awhile, you know we had more than $200k in debt and a desire to eliminate it.
Well, it’s 2017 and here’s where we’re at…
We’re 100% debt free.
I’d like to thank the Academy…of Mint.
Debt freedom feels amazing. Seriously, it’s so awesome. I say this not to gloat but to encourage others who are on the journey to debt freedom. (Keep it up! It’s worth it at the end. I can’t stress that enough.)
What surprised me most about debt freedom, the thing that’s most amazing to me today is the clarity. My mind is clear.
Living with debt on my mind daily was like looking into a muddy river and not being able to see the bottom.
Debt freedom is like looking into the same river and being able to see the bottom.
I don’t think a day went by in which I wasn’t thinking about debt. Debt consumed me and my thoughts. I didn’t even think I could dream when we were in debt, except for the dream of being debt free. In my mind, I couldn’t get beyond the debt and felt that I could achieve little else until we eliminated it.
But those days seem long gone now.
What’s left to do? Achieving financial independence May 18, 2019.
Now, you know I love me some lofty goals. I could tell you that we’re going to bump up our date, use the magic of time and pressure to make FI happen next year through our entrepreneurial endeavors…
But I’ve learned an important lesson and that is to enjoy the gift that is the present and to stop living only for the future…to slow down a little and enjoy the ride. Whether we are financially independent or not, we’re working today to craft the life we want now and in the future. Why wait, right Fervent Finance? 🙂
Thank you, again, for cheering us on these last two years. If you’re paying off debt, please leave a comment with a link to your blog so that anyone who reads this in the future will find some encouragement along the road to debt freedom.