Oh my – so sorry for my absence! I have been sick as a dog and finally, the clouds in my mind have cleared enough to write. 🙂
Well – something big happened and I failed to report it! In December I was interviewed by Elle from Couple Money Podcast. Guys, I was so so nervous!! I have never been interviewed before…actually, that’s not true. I have been interviewed before but it was an impromptu thing at a neighborhood party so it totally doesn’t count.
Anywho, Elle contacted me regarding my story of debt and how I got through it. Though my story really has nothing to do with being a couple (unless you count the brief marriage and divorce in the middle), it has EVERYTHING to do with money…and my lack of it.
If you have been following here for a while, you know that writing about that time in my life was not easy for me, talking about it was even harder. In the interview, you will definitely hear my voice shake from nerves, but it also quivers with emotion. I hope one day I can get to the point where this isn’t the case but, in the meantime, I am still working on it. If you’ve read it, my story is long and complicated and since the podcast is only 20 minutes, we talked a lot about the demise but not so much about the aftermath and recovery. If you’re interested in where I am now, check out the last post in the series HERE.
Without further ado, here is the link to the episode in full (it sounds like it starts in the middle but keep with it):
A few notes from the podcast:
- If I was listening to this podcast in my car I would be saying what an idiot this girl sounds like! How could she not know better?! Yeah, I used to be a judgy bear too.
- I recently looked at my yearly income on the Social Security Website (If you haven’t logged on, do so now…I’ll wait). I was shocked to see the low reported earnings that I was able to base the purchase of these homes off of!!
- Forgiving yourself is key to recovery. Try it – it is hard but the outcome is so worth it.
- My parents divorced when I was 14 – when I spoke of moving every two years since, that includes 16 different moves in the past 24 years. Yup – I’ve moved a lot.
- Home to me is a feeling, not a dwelling. I am at home in the galley on the plane at work. I am at home when I am hiking outside with just a backpack for my belongings. I am at home with exploring strange cities with my BF by my side. And I am at home with my face buried deep in Bubba’s fur. I no longer need a roof to be at home.
I hope you guys enjoyed the podcast and, as always, if you have any questions feel free to reach out at any time. Thanks to Elle for hosting me and being so kind in calming all my nerves!! 🙂
Until next time…