This month I had come to the realisation of the poverty my children will inherit if I am to keep at my life style. It is a real shame to live beyond one’s means just to please society.
Thanks God I have been made aware of my delusion. To think I have had credits from the bank, housing, clothing, jewellery, to airtime. Pilling dept after dept so as to fit in and live in style. No more!
Taking the step to settle the dept has been the hardest ever. Meaning: no restuarents for a while, no new clothes for bit, moving from my upmarket apartment, and no more extensive calls if I can’t afford to pay the bill immediately. I had to face the biggest trial ever, a life without friends. Yes its true! when you downgrade, friends relocate.
Sadness and self pity filled my heart but, I kept on taking that step and still am. By God’s grace I stay a walking distance to work, that means paying back my best friend’s loan, my hair dresser and reducing transport costs. I make sure I walk whenever I can and save that peny to level my dept
On my second week I had to repeat an outfit. Cleared my closet and gave clothes away when I ventured in this. It hits me, I cannot go afford a new dress. I have to get a accustomed to repeating clothes. Oh no, I forgot about my hair! 😦
Guess what! I shaved my banana-shaped head, and looked good too I must say. For those who asked I needed a 100% shower. After my drasic make over, I conditioned myself to work as a slave. The most trying thing about this was that I wasn’t getting paid money. I was paid lodging for my services for three full months.
Yes it was tough but I survived it. I told myself whatever happened I would never go home, nor would I beg. The sad thing is that I finily had to go home, so I did and admitted that I needed help. Now with apsolutely no money coming in how then was I to move on?
It was slow and painful but it don’t last for long. I finally received a call from a client who gave me a generous offer, and I stepped out and started at it again. So today I hold no account to my name. Working towards no credit to lander.
This entire experience has taught t me that if I had lived within my means. I would have gotten to the point of shaving my head. Yes it was a great thing for me! It wouldn’t have gotten to that at all, had I saved I would be purchased my own house. And that car would be my credit free. My Obed would be having his own trust at such a young age.
Thanks God I’m awake now and my plans rotated. My reality is tougher than before and my future, well …. Why don’t we just wait for it. I couldn’t be more prouder know that my Obed will atleast have a leg to stand on, and something to his name when he finally comes of age.
Coming to you! the reason I have exposed myself. You can live a dept free life if you just purchase a less expensive car, take a lower access insurance and invest that money. All you have to do is live within your means.