It’s been quiet here at KateHorrell.com. I have a kid dealing with some medical stuff, and it’s been taking a lot of time that I would be spending on work-related things. I hope y’all will forgive me.
Today, while I was busy feeling guilty about putting my family first, I had a really powerful realization: I’m really blessed to have the opportunity to focus 100% on my kid, and I wouldn’t have that opportunity if we had a huge car payment or a ton of credit card debt or hadn’t paid off my student loans as early as physically possible. Once again, a solid financial foundation has saved the day (or at least made the day a little more bearable.) Because we have our ducks in a row, I can skip a couple of days of work and nothing bad will happen.
I’ll be honest: some days I hate having older cars or sticking to a food budget or thinking about money Way Too Much. But days like today, when I’m able to see clearly, I’m really grateful for the freedom created by those choices. Last week, I didn’t even think twice when the doctor said that a certain lab test wasn’t going to be covered by insurance. Heck, I didn’t even ask how much it would cost. I just told her to go ahead. Not only did I know that we could cover the cost, but I specifically knew that we had plenty of money in our “health care expenses” savings account, so we won’t even be robbing from some other place in the budget.
It can be a long road to financial stability, but please join me on the path. No matter where you are on your journey, every little step gives you that much more freedom to make the right choices for you and your loved ones.
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