Friday, December 7, 2012

A New Phase Beckons...

The last year or so has been stressful, chaotic and crazy-busy. But, a new phase beckons... with two weeks of my work contract remaining and high school finished for my daughter, I'm looking forward to a new phase of my life beginning.

Life, as I currently know it, will end on December 21, 2012. So... the Mayans were right! At least in my case.

The next phase of my life will be as a self-employed business owner. Very scary and yet very exciting! I'm also looking forward to being an empty nester, although there's a good chance of my daughter taking a 'gap year' before heading off to university.

So, while I haven't had as many opportunities to apply patchwork economic theory to my life this year, I have been very focussed on debt reduction - knowing that there was little chance of seeing my work contract extended again was a great motivator!

We'll need to learn to live on much less than we have been lately but in a somewhat perverse way, I'm looking forward to it. Looking forward to living slowly and mindfully. Looking forward to getting my hands dirty in the garden. Looking forward to using less, buying less and living more.

The future is an uncertain thing, but certainly nothing to be feared.

I intend to, again, share the lessons I learn along the way.



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