Friday, February 17, 2012

Journey Forward [Grow]

If you've been around for a while, then you might have read my recent post talking about saving money [here] and my past posts about being thrifty with fashion. Remember those things? Well, I have decided to use the most important thing to me [being money conscious] as a little project. Chelsea likes to call this project Journey Forward. I am happy to be posting about something very important to me and being able to share with you (and others). 
My journey is all about being able to [Grow]. 
More specifically, to grow my financial knowledge and financial well being.
According to Webster's Dictionary, grow means to spring up and develop into maturity.
To me, growing isn't just about developing. Of course the first steps [learning and educating yourself] are important, but it's important to use the knowledge you gain and apply it.

Still there? : )

Let's get back to my first point. Money. Moolah. Dollar dollar bills. You know, that green stuff? Well, this year has been all about being a better person financially and taking the needed steps to learn my responsibilities. Did you know we had those? To ourselves and to our futures? That green stuff doesn't grow on trees (do I sound like your Dad yet?!). It doesn't--it's hard to come by! Sometimes I find myself wanting to hoard it away until I have millions***. Know the feeling? Well, I think we all know that image isn't how it really works. It takes time and dedication to get those millions.
***To be fair, I also have days that I don't mind spending money on silly stuff. I know I'm not alone here!

The first step to learning and being able to [grow] is to apply what I've learned over the years. The best things in life take time, effort, focus, and determination. I've had to remind myself again and again that it will take me time and diligence to get where I want to be. It will take effort to save money from every paycheck and decide on which things to sit out on, because it helps the bigger cause. It also takes a lot of determination to stay focused on my goal of zero student loans, a good sized cushion/emergency fund, down payment for a house, etc. etc.
So, you can really is a journey. It's been a journey since day one (which was actually a few years ago when I decided to pay off a LOAD of credit card debt--but that's another post for another day), and it will be a journey through the end.
Check back next week for more on my Journey!


Breanna Hohenstein said...

Great post :) You go girl!

Chelsea said...

YAY! I'm loving the word grow and think your specific goal to grow your financial knowledge/well-being is awesome! I can tell you've put a lot of energy and thought into this already and can tell through your writing how motivated and determined you are this year!! Can't wait to read more about your journey and thanks for writing such a fun post! :)

Aida said...

My dear,
I found your blog by chance, while peeking others and I decided to check it out! I’m glad I did it, because I am really delighted with yours. It's beautiful, well structured, interesting, sweet amazing [probably your own qualities right?] and it has completely got me hooked, so I'm your new follower now... i think we're going to get along just fine! ;)
I'd like to invite you to follow mine as well. I’d be very pleased.
I wish you lots of success and will surely come back often

Kelly @ Live.Laugh.Rowe said...

Thank you for participating in blog hop.
Wishing you all the best in your bloggy endeavors :)
New follower! Cheers.


Tera Leigh said...

Found you through the Grow Your Blog hop! Showing you some bloggy love by following you via GFC.