Doing our taxes I came upon our savings account statement from March 2018, showing $1,566.37 in it. It dropped from $7,162 in January 2018 to $1,566 in March 2018 due to the car payment, house payment, HOA payment, student loan payment, insurance payments, and about $2,000 worth of min payments on credit cards all going out each month. March was the last month we had money for, and then we would have to start cashing out our retirement accounts.
Now, exactly 1 year later, we are in much better shape. I am grateful to the universe, my spiritual teachers, Osho and Thich Nhat Hanh, and to the power of my Life Pyramid for getting through those difficult times in 2018.
I am starting to think what the next chapter of my life would look like. Today is the first day I am officially organizing my thoughts and ideas. Whatever happens to me in the next 10 years starts today.
For years, my life was boring and uneventful, but lately, it has been picking up the pace quite a bit. Last few weeks I had many interesting “firsts.” I hand-soldered my first inline tap, I successfully opened a set of handcuffs with a metal pin, I did my first in-door skydiving lesson, and it was the first time I was selected a chair of a business and industry advisory committee (I surely did not see THAT ONE coming at all).
The “firsts” seem to continue with me being on an “expert panel” for the first time at Collin County Community College “Meet the Experts” event for students. It was a very surreal feeling. I was sitting exactly where these students were sitting only 4 years ago, attending career events, hoping and dreaming for a “break” for me.
To all reading this blog: DREAM! DARE! PLAN! EXECUTE! repeat. See you all sitting next to me on my next “Meet the experts” panel, as my peers and my friends