Saturday, October 8, 2011

Getting Personal

As much as I want to do this, it's been really hard for me to write about how I ended up where I am today.  It's embarrassing to expose such private details of my life and the thought of it alone has left me with deep feelings of vulnerability (especially to those who know me personally).  Having such a large amount of debt is humiliating and degrading, but it's my reality and the reality of so many others.  I have always understood my responsibility in repaying my student loans, but it's my goal from now on to focus on the positive aspects and healthy life-style changes.   

So please, always feel welcome to share any helpful tips, creative ideas and words of encouragement.

Thank you for your support!



  1. I know what you mean dear. I've often felt ashamed about my lack of funds and abundance of debt. I've even felt like more financially secure people give me uncomfortable looks as they look down on me when I reveal this secret. The truth is what choice did we have? Not all of us have the luxury of not having to chose between having a negative net worth or being uneducated. I think we made the more honorable choice. Besides, it means we're tougher and more resourceful. And also, what's romantic about a tale of a rich girl that finds success and happiness? No way, it's far more interesting to hear about the poor girl. It gives you a story to tell. Besides, think about all those brilliant writers and artists that spent most of their lives broke and unappreciated, now they are legends. Well someday, we'll show the world too!

  2. Thanks, lady. I know we are far from alone, but it's still hard to get past the stigma sometimes. I'm hoping that as more readers come out of the woodwork we can share tips and ideas to help us all get our snowballs movin' a little faster. <3