Our journey actually started about four years ago, but we have now truly reached the countdown to our new beginning.
For the last 20+ years of my life, I have worked. My first job was waiting tables at my Gramps' restaurant at the age of 13 and I haven't stopped since. Giving up the "freedom" of my own income is a scary prospect for me. Not because my husband isn't trustworthy, but because I am a "do it yourself" kind of girl, I relish self-sufficiency and depending on someone just isn't my style. But ever so slowly over the last four years, God has been changing my perspective and my heart.
Four years ago, Jason & I took Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace Class. It was a life-changer, and ever since we have been paying off debt and lowering our overhead. Our focus at first was to become better stewards of our money. Now, after the birth of our beautiful baby girl, it’s been to become a one-income family.
The whole process to me has been amazing; I never saw these things in myself until recently. And now, the countdown has begun. I’ve put in my notice and my last day is July 31st. I feel a little like Alice, tumbling down the rabbit hole. This is a whole new world to me, but my journey is beginning and I am looking forward to seeing where it takes me.