This is part 2 of my debt snowball update. Go here, to read part 1.
- All of my dreams are coming true &
- we are now making a six-figure income.
The first is a result of living in paradise (ie. Okinawa). We live right by the seawall. We love our 4 level house. We love our neighborhood where the kids play out in the street or the neighborhood park until it gets dark & all you have to do is yell out the door for them to come inside. I love the people here—both the other American military families whom we meet & the locals. I love the mix of cultures, particularly the blend of Okinawan & Japanese. Island life is slower, it’s more laid back, & we love it. Forgive me for using love more than a half dozen times in one paragraph.
The second realization is...
Read part 2, here.
I mean, who wants to bear their financial soul to the world?
But you know, I share this update with the intent to be honest, to be real with you. I know how much it sucks to have to pull yourself out of debt, even in the best of circumstances. I know how lame it feels to see those numbers, & realize what the cost will be to make them (eventually) go away.
Forgive me if I may be sharing too much detail, & for all I know this all may be very dull to you. But know that I share this with the very sincere hope that this will be helpful & informative, especially if you happen to be like us, & are digging yourself out of debts.
It has been 3 years since this post, meaning 3 years since we began working towards being debt-free.