Wednesday, February 11, 2009

What if you had to Start Over?

The current economic climate makes it challenging to stay positive. Yet for some reason, even though we are (like many americans) a job loss away from financial ruin, I feel optimistic about the future. Part of this may be that my great experiment in positive thinking is having an effect.

I suspect a great deal of it comes from seeing my parents weather financial adversity several times throughout my life. I have seen them go back to nothing and start all over again- so I know it can be done. Particularly when you have a good support network in place, which we are lucky enough to have.

Part of me just wishes whatever was going to happen would just happen so that i could get started on my new food-stamp life, if that's what it's going to be for a while.

Of course it would be sad to lose everything that we have so far (house, savings, etc.), but it would also be the force that propels change. Which as you know, I have been wanting for a while.


Styling with Renee Michelle said...

It is hard when you're just waiting to see what will happen. Hopefully, each day that nothing happens is one more day to get ready for the worst, but that only goes so far. It sounds like you have a good attitude.

Dad said...

Well I won't overly pontificate except to say that it is much easier to look back at having done it that to actually go through it.

Zola Jones by Jason Loper said...

I kinda had the opposite view growing up - my family hit bottom in the 80s and then stayed there for a looong time. So while I like to be hopeful, I also have a great deal of trepidation.

Lakeview Coffee Joe said...

I don't think you should rush the thought of financial ruin. That doesn't seem like fun. It also isn't absolute is it? Is it an inevitability? Hopefully starting completely over might be avoidable.

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