What a grownup way to handle our finances, huh? I didn’t like the way it was going and we weren’t making any progress and I was tired of trying to swim upstream so I quit.
In August, I quit. I quit balancing the checkbook, I quit writing anything down our checkbook register and I quit keep up with our progress (or complete lack of progress). I also quit blogging because it made me feel guilty (really the whole reason I started the blog to guilt myself into staying accountable).
We didn’t make our goal of being debt free by the end of the year. I haven’t even thought about goals for this year. I’d have to know where we are to do have any goals for the year.
I spent the better part of today pulling myself up by the bootstraps and recording every transaction for our main account since August. I’ve started balancing the account and tomorrow I’ll be able to pay our bills with complete knowledge of our situation. (I have been paying our bills. I just didn’t know what we had in the bank when I did it).
I’m a quitter (we’ve probably established that before) but I am restarting. We do better (Big Surprise!) when I am fully aware of our financial situation.
I’m going to pull it together and we’ll start making progress soon. I’ll even start blogging again because I need the accountability.