I have struggled with really knowing who I am. When I am alone with me, myself and I, I wonder if I am just a wife and mother, daughter and sister, friend or foe.
It can become costly searching for who you really are. When I was younger, I thought I was a club hopping, free spirit - Cost $2000 in retail credit card debt.
After I got married I thought I was a sexy, Victoria’s Secret Model - Cost $1500 of lingerie debt. After I had our child, I thought I was a rich, Real Housewife of Baltimore (not a real show yet) - Cost $5000 of baby furniture and supplies debt.
I wasn’t any of these. I was a normal wife and mother that struggled week to week to pay my bills. I was a friend of debt instead of a BFF of financial security.
My financial counselor/coach was instrumental in helping me pay down my credit cards, one at a time. I had to sacrifice many things to pay off these credit cards, but in the end it was worth it. I realized I rather pay off a credit card than have the latest outfit. I rather get out of debt and save for our child’s future than have the latest baby products. Can you relate?
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