A lot has happened since the last time I made a blog post. Honestly, the only reason I am even on WordPress is because I want to shut this thing down. My husband is the one who said I should do this whole blogging thing… but I don’t see myself as a mommy blogger. Anyway, I couldn’t figure out how to delete this thing so I’m just going to make another post.
Over the summer, we moved from Virginia to sunny South Florida. It’s not as glamorous as it sounds. You see, I was suffering from PPD. That’s postpartum depression in case you didn’t know. My depression and anxiety was consuming my life. I became an emotional eater, and even worse—an emotional spender. I somehow managed to spend thousands of dollar on credit cards, and before I knew it, I was drowning in debt. This, of course, added to my anxiety and I knew something had to change.
Thankfully, my parents offered us to come live with them for a year. At first, I thought it was a nice gesture, but put off to the side. I needed real options, you know? So I worked more, trying to earn enough to get by. It just wasn’t working. I couldn’t get a handle on my kids, my finances, or my marriage. I felt like everything was falling apart, and suddenly, moving to Florida didn’t sound like an unrealistic option. I was able to convince my husband to make the move, and he hesitantly agreed. I moved down with the kids in August, he joined us in September, and our house sold in November. During our time here, we have committed to Dave Ramsey’s total money makeover. We have completed Baby Step 1, and we are currently tackling our $81k debt monster.
Sometimes, I feel like we took two steps back. I mean, I’m 27 and my husband is 31… and we are living with my parents in a 3/2 house. But, we are finally getting a handle on our lives. My husband is currently working from home, and I just quit my part time job. We are doing okay at the moment, and it’s nice to finally go two months straight without our bank account hitting the negatives. But I’m missing work… and I would really like to make an extra $300-500/month to put towards a home down payment. Technically, all extra money should go toward debt. However, we need a place to live next year (we can’t afford to rent), and we need to have a down payment in order to purchase a house. With that being said, I’m going to get off this post and open up my browser to continue applying for jobs.