a pretty in the city gal on her way to debt freedom & healthy living a day at a time, who fills her time with yoga, music, books, baking and much much more. won't you join her?

Friday, February 27, 2009

It sounds good to me

“If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk?” ~Albert Einstein

Al Gore's desk!

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I'm a DOER! Not a GUNNA!

haha I just had to laugh out loud as I've just seen a hilarious Burgen bread ad on tv.. all about DOING and not "I'm gunna do this when.." or "I'm gunna do that when...". And looking at my finances, I've got to say I'm pleased that I'm starting to DO!

I've consolidated my debts, including my recent yoga teacher training costs, and I'm feeling good and positive about paying them off. My emergency fund (of $1000 in savings) is now in place. This pay (mid-month) will see me pay off my amex bill completely. So then it's the full on ONE loan repayment, woohoo! I am already a couple of months ahead in my loan repayment (I set it low so I could always pay it, with the intention of paying it off much quicker than I need to) and it's such a good feeling to see movement happening.

You'd have to be living under the rock under the rock under a rock if you haven't gotten stressed out or caught up in the 'global economic crisis' going on right now - but to be honest, I don't have savings, I don't have a huge retirement fund, I don't have stocks or what nots.. so for me, it's not affecting me right now. I am steadily focussing on getting rid of my debt and saving a good emergency fund, and then eventually looking at purchasing my own home.

People (yes, me included) live in such debt in and in our consumer society it's not a bad thing - if anything, it's encouraged. So I want to start living a little differently and feel that immense pressure in my chest that happens when I think about my debt LIFT!

So here's to being a do-er, not a gunna. Wohooo!

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Friday, February 13, 2009

I forgot my computer password

...and it feels GOOD!

I've been away on a yoga teacher training retreat with Baron Baptiste for the last week and I feel so wonderful, strong and powerful! I did a Jivamukti class this morning and did a jumpback from Bakasana to Chatarunga (one of my first!) and also side bakasana with extended legs - first time! Not only did I do them but I felt stable and strong, it was amazing!!!

The training meant a week without a computer, email, tv, mobile phone or newspapers (or coffee!)... and it was bliss. So when I jumped onto my computer just a moment ago to prepare some notes for the partner yoga workshop I'm teaching tomorrow, I had to think for a few moments to remember my password. Not that is a true sign of getting away from it all!

It was a little scary coming home and putting the tv on for the first time - one, because of the noise (what an assault!) but two, because of the devastation of the Victorian bushfires. Hundreds of people have lost their lives, and thousands of people have been affected. On the day prior to Love Day, pls be generous and give in any way you can - it doesn't just have to be $$. Some wonderful ideas are here.

Namaste x

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