Friday, January 9, 2009

Drowning in Debt, Losing our house, Happier than Ever

Welcome to you. Welcome to us. Welcome, welcome, welcome.

Here we are. Our first post on our new blog.

We are starting this blog because we have come to realize that we're an anomaly. Or at least a minority. According to my mom who is right about most things, the percentage of people who do nothing when confronted with losing their homes is 70%. Now, I will find back up on that, but 70%. That's pretty high. So we're in the minority because we are actually talking to the banks, have our house on the market, reorganizing debt and making a plan to pay it off. That's a start and this blog will be all about that so I won't go into it here. But I do want to make the assumption that we're probably in even a smaller minority because in addition to confronting our debt and taking responsibility, we are also doing it with grace and power. We're not victims, we're not depressed, we're not angry, forlorn, devastated, etc. We are actually happy.

What is all of this but opportunity? Losing everything is an opportunity to start again with knowledge we didn't have before. It's an adventure. It's something to write about. It's a way to put priorities in perspective. It's a challenge that we're accepting.

Are there days where the challenge is overwhelming? Yes. But luckily we're usually not in the same place at the same time. When one is down, the other is there to bring things into perspective.

How's our credit? TERRIBLE. Worse than ever.
How's our marriage? FLOURISHING. Better than ever.
How is this possible?

Keep reading...

22 Comments:

Maribeth said...

incredible blog! At the end of the day, we have to always think of the brighter side of things.

Anonymous said...

You guys ROCK! I'm single and losing everything, but I view it exactly like you do. I do a lot of spiritual work to maintain the positive outlooks, but really... seriously... when you look at all the struggles and troubles in life, there is ALWAYS a pattern - we are refined and polished and made even better through them. Beauty from pain. Its like the way the universe was programmed :-) I've seen it so much in life, my faith remains strong which helps me realize happiness can be indestructible. Peace to both of you and many well wishes for each and every moment spent in this beautiful life. Enjoy it righteously! ilivelean.blogspot.com - Emily

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Thanks, Emily! I'll definitely check out your blog. Thanks for reading and commenting! - Steph

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