A little clarity, perhaps?
Clarity. Have you experienced it?
Every so often I think we find ourselves in moments where everything outside of us melts away and we see, feel, and realize the big truths in life.
These truths seem to strike us a little more often the older we get. Or maybe it’s just that wisdom really does come with age.
Either way, I had one of these moments recently.
I’ve really struggled with the idea of writing this blog.
Let me tell you that writing a blog is really amazing. Knowing that the words you write can impact someone is a big responsibility. As so often in my life, I was able to talk myself out of the idea that this was something I could actually do.
Writing a blog about a topic such as ‘personal finance for the single parent’ also inevitably leads to having to bare yourself blindly to your audience. Thick skin and a desire to better yourself are required, as not everyone will think you’re as brilliant as you’d like them to.
That part is scary, so what better way to head it off than to just quit before you really get started? Right?
I jumped off the budget bandwagon a while ago and while nothing completely disastrous has happened for me financially, there have been moments that definitely would have been bloggable.
Since I’ve missed my window for writing about New Year’s resolutions and clean slates and determination and such, I’ll just be simple about it.
This is SingleMomMoney (but we’re not excluding you single dads!) and while I’m not promising that my attempts will be perfect, I am promising that I will make the attempt–to address the issues that we deal with financially as single parents, and to remind myself that I’m awesome even if it doesn’t always feel that way.
So now that we got that out of the way, how are you doing with your New Year’s resolutions?