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    Your anxiety may be coming from fear that you will need that "extra" money you are putting toward your credit cards for an unexpected expense. One way to help with the anxiety is is split the funds going toward the cards.

    Using the $327 as the example. You could put 275 toward the cards and the remaining $52 aside for emergencies. That way you are building the emergency fund you need while still paying down debt. Only you can decide how the division should go and where the emergency funds must go so they are only spent in an actual emergency.

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    We get used to the way things are -- even when its not what we desire - and change is scary. I think that what's you're afraid of. Keeping the status quo has a bit of comfort to it - even though there could be something better.

    I think a money management class is a great idea - especially since you already know you and Brad are not good at handling money. I'm sure part of the class would focus on how you think about money, what it does for you emotionally - that sort of stuff.

    From what you've said here in your journal, it sounds to me like getting out of debt would mean LOTS of disposable money each month. You could start saving for retirement - you could buy a house more suited to your liking - you could take the kids fun places and build more family memories.

    If you feel strongly that you should have that $1000 set aside - then work on that first. But make sure that you don't spend it on non-emergency type things. With your 31 parties it should only take about 3 months to get the money together. Then start putting all of the 31 commissions on bills.
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    my motivation

    Things I choose to let go:

    All grains - including rice
    Refined sugars
    Legumes - including peanut butter
    Nuts and nut butters
    Alcohol and soda
    Chocolate
    Acidic foods, such as pineapple and tomato
    Coffee and tea
    Eggs
    Curry
    White potato
    Dairy - including butter

    I'm choosing to do this......... I don't HAVE to.

    I'm doing this because I'm worth it - because I'm worthy - because I love myself.

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    I figured my commission wrong. Not sure where I got my sales total, but that's where my mistake was. I'm getting $300 in commission. Still trying to decide what to do with it. Thinking I'll just put all of it to the credit card.

    I just ate a donut... and it has me feeling sick now. Too much sugar. Blech! Will soon eat real food to dilute the sugars in my tummy. Not sure why I ate it. Just decided I wanted to, so I did. Damn the bastard who brought donuts to work.
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    I hope you've recovered from the donut - vial little things aren't they? Yesterday a friend at work offered me some sour fruit roll up type things........... I proudly said, "no thanks, I don't eat that stuff"
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    my motivation

    Things I choose to let go:

    All grains - including rice
    Refined sugars
    Legumes - including peanut butter
    Nuts and nut butters
    Alcohol and soda
    Chocolate
    Acidic foods, such as pineapple and tomato
    Coffee and tea
    Eggs
    Curry
    White potato
    Dairy - including butter

    I'm choosing to do this......... I don't HAVE to.

    I'm doing this because I'm worth it - because I'm worthy - because I love myself.

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    I have been thinking about it and decided that instead of putting the $300 toward the credit card, it would be best used toward an immediate need - vehicle registration fees. Our bill for August is $500. I have it set up in our budget to put little chunks away each week to pay this fee, but why not make it easier on us and use the commission to pay it. idk. What does the peanut gallery think? Registration isn't due until October 1.

    I decided to give up on the 100% Whole30 for the remainder of the month, practice it for the time being and go back to full blown 100% Whole30 on September 1. I want to get to a point where most of my food is Whole30 compliant. I definitely feel better when I'm Whole30 and most of my food for the next week will still be Whole30 approved, but my off roading last week made things difficult for me and I need to regroup. I don't plan to binge on a bunch of crap, I just don't plan to call the way I'm eating RIGHT NOW Whole30. It's about 90% Whole30 right now.
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    I think that's a good place for the $300 to go. Get that out of the way and move on to the next thing!
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    my motivation

    Things I choose to let go:

    All grains - including rice
    Refined sugars
    Legumes - including peanut butter
    Nuts and nut butters
    Alcohol and soda
    Chocolate
    Acidic foods, such as pineapple and tomato
    Coffee and tea
    Eggs
    Curry
    White potato
    Dairy - including butter

    I'm choosing to do this......... I don't HAVE to.

    I'm doing this because I'm worth it - because I'm worthy - because I love myself.

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    You haven't posted in 5 days!
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    my motivation

    Things I choose to let go:

    All grains - including rice
    Refined sugars
    Legumes - including peanut butter
    Nuts and nut butters
    Alcohol and soda
    Chocolate
    Acidic foods, such as pineapple and tomato
    Coffee and tea
    Eggs
    Curry
    White potato
    Dairy - including butter

    I'm choosing to do this......... I don't HAVE to.

    I'm doing this because I'm worth it - because I'm worthy - because I love myself.

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    Haven't had anything to say... I've been reading (two) journals and commenting as I see fit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jenn26point2 View Post
    Haven't heard anything from the people interviewing for the internships and have been told they're interviewing, so assuming I didn't get chosen for any of those four.
    Remember this? Well, I got called today and asked if I was still interested in the 7 lead 11 contracting position. I said yes, so the gal asked if I wanted to be interviewed for it and asked if I could come by at 11. I told her yes. I went and the people were really nice. There were very relaxed and asked a few questions, asking follow up questions if something piqued their interest or if I left out a detail they wanted to hear (not typical of government interviews). They used a lot of "you will be" statements, which is not what you generally hear at interviews. They asked about my schooling, they asked about times I've excelled. They even asked about a time when I failed to meet a goal. I explained that even if things don't go exactly according to plan, I don't necessarily consider it a failure, but decided to tell them about when I decided I wanted to go to nursing school and how I didn't properly research the requirements so when it came time to actually apply for nursing school (after completing the pre-reqs) I learned I'd have to quit my job in order to get my degree. I told them that this was a failure b/c it cost me a lot of time and money and simply researching a bit better before hand would have prevented it. Then we talked about how the program works - a quick two week "bootcamp" where you learn the programs and tools used in writing government contracts, then the 1 year training period, then the 1 year "get your feet wet period", then the 1 year "contracting specialist" period, then the "you can move on to bigger and better things if you want to" period. We talked hours, we talked liability (if a contract gets screwed up and costs the government millions scenarios). I feel a lot more comfortable with doing that kind of work now. And I like the idea of being the one who helps the Soldier get what the Soldier needs. They said the job is very rewarding - even the seemingly insignificant contracts like port-a-potty cleaning in Afghanistan are rewarding - Soldiers like clean toilets, after all. She said there will be some travel to outside organizations, but much. Might even be some international travel, which would be cool - as long as it's not frequent. So we'll see. She asked for references and I gave her 2 previous bosses and my current boss (who is well aware that I'm trying to grow and move on). Anyhow, we will see where this one takes me. I won't be working WITH Soldiers anymore, but I'll be working FOR Soldiers, and that's important too.
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    That sounds very promising! My fingers are crossed for you. I get what you're saying about working with vs. for. I am tired of the grunt work of working at a help desk, but I still love to help people do things w/ their computers. I am hoping to move behind the scenes more so I am doing more kind of maintenance stuff, which still helps people function in their everyday roles on computers, just not as personal.
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