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    The Struggle is Real

    July 5, 2017

    Hello, Everyone! I’m back! And I’m sorry…

    If you hadn’t noticed, I really haven’t been posting on my blog, participating in social media. I’ve been keeping to myself. I kind of fell off the grid for a bit and I wanted to explain why and let you know that I am back!

    About a month ago we were cruising through life. Our budget was on point, I was loving my new adventure of writing and posting, learning about blogging, and making new friends in the debt free community. Then something changed, and my head was just not in the game. I would sit and try to write, but nothing came out. Because I felt I had nothing to write about, I became really critical of myself. I am sure most of us have been there at some point in their lives.

    I was depressed and unhappy, but there wasn’t really anything to be depressed about. Usually, I can pull myself up by my bootstraps and push forward, but this time was different, I just couldn’t. After a couple of weeks of just going through the motions, I am slowly pulling myself out of the hole. Celeste is coming back and I am so happy to say that! I think I was cycling down into a depression for a long time. Though starting our budget, paying off debts, and achieving small goals helped a lot to combat it, unfortunately, it all eventually caught back up to me.

    One lesson I did learn this past month is that discipline picks up when motivation goes away. We had practices in place and habits formed so we didn’t break the budget and were still able to complete goals. It reminded me how valuable it is to develop these habits and how it could have easily broken our budget and progress if they were not in place. It also made me appreciate the hard work we had put in place in order to ensure we succeeded at our respective goals and budget.

    Have you ever felt that way? Do you have any practices set into place that help?

    Depression is not something to take lightly and it affects a lot of people in a lot of different ways. I hope you if you are going through a tough time mentally that you know there is help out there!

    But I’m back everyone! I look forward to sharing what I am learning with you of my journey to becoming debt free.

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