After much deliberation (which was a VERY stupid procrastinated move on my part and in all actuality which really shoulda been a no-brainer and been done quite a while ago) and a quick dialog with The Boss on Thursday, I FINALLY decided to pay off ALL of my long runnin' up-to-my-ass-in-yet-with-notta-GD-thing-to-show-for-it debt. Yes folks, I'm talkin' about $25K worth of that stomach-tyin'-head-explodin'-wallet-depletin'-night-terror-causin' credit card debt.
On the grounds which may incriminate me I cannot go into specific details here about the whos or hows of doin' it but I CAN tell ya that as of today I'm officially halfway debt free after totally payin' off three of my six credit cards this afternoon. Alls I gotta do is wait for my three remainin' statements to come into my mailbox (whether virtual or real I really do not care which) and then those too will be outta my hair and my life for good. I cannot WAIT! It's been a looooong time comin' folks.
I have not been without any kinda debt since, hmmmmm, probably right after graduatin' high school in '74 when I applied for and received my very first credit card, a Caldor store card. That was the beginnin' of the end my friends. From what was probably a $250 (maximum) limit back then with a $7 monthly minimum payment, it snowballed into what it is today.........TWENTY FIVE THOUSAND FREAKIN' DOLLARS worth of food & clothes & a few cash advances (yessss, I know - that's a BIG no-no) & Lord knows WHAT else with hundreds upon hundreds of dollars as my current minimum monthly payments. It was stranglin' me much more than the tattooed vine wrapped around my neck.
Ohhhh, if only I had listened to my folks way back when. And, speakin' of my dearly departed folks....
I just wanna say thank you again Mom & Dad. Really. THANK you.
Anyway, thats the story, and it looks like I'm well on my way to bein' FREE. Without the credit ties that bind. Without money woes. Debt friggin' free. Weeeee!
My next freedom plan? These liquid handcuffs I've had on for 28 (gulp!) friggin' years. Oh yeah. THAT outta be f-u-n (n-o-t!).