Monday, April 7, 2008

Delaying the Inevitable....

I've been posting my fiscal history on this blog. I have the last section to post and I will admit that I have been putting it off for a couple of reasons.

The biggest reason is each time I open that file I see MY mistakes staring ME in the face. I see where I have failed, I see where I made some really stupid money decisions and just stupid decisions period. And I don't like seeing me as a fiscal failure.

As I was writing the post, I started to wonder how much of my upbringing and non fiscal education had a part to play in my fiscal meltdown. I'm sure part of it contributed to my "fiscal hell" as I call the period before the BK. But what I see that slaps me upside my head are my own bad decisions. I don't think any of us want to admit to failure and in some cases, utter stupidity on our own parts.

I see those errors and I just want to crawl into bed with a bottle of wine. I really do. That being said, I will post the next chapter of my fiscal life. I am trying to consider it an exercise in how not to repeat my past.

1 comment:

CindyS said...

Instead of just trudging through all the mistakes you made, why don't you go through what you learned from each mistake. You still have to admit to the mistakes but if you learned something from it then it's not a failure... it's a learning experience. :) I have had QUITE a few opportunities to learn lately as you know.