I’m currently a high school math teacher and I recently paid off US$25,000 in 15 months.
Yes, you read that right.
I put a lot of work into it, and did some crazy things to pay off this debt...
People usually use their lack of money as the primary excuse for not investing.
But when will money ever be enough? When you reach 45? 50? 60 or too old to count?
Investing while you’re broke is possible; you just need to make that mindset shift.
When I started tantra yoga, I'd only done vinyasa yoga and ashtanga yoga and was focused on being in the poses and looking awesome as I do them.
I'd force myself into poses and now I have to challenge myself to relax in a pose and feel into my body, which changed my life.
But not before I almost lost my mind crying everyday when I was getting my yoga teaching certificate in Goa, India and then had all sorts of ancestral and deep childhood memories surface.
Day 5 was my favourite day of the retreat - it was the day of hiking, sweat lodges and full moon fire ceremonies...it was magic.
It was also the day I got to teach my work and some healing things I learned from my mother.
We started the day with tantra yoga, meditation and breakfast as usual.
Our inner child feels loyal to our mothers's struggles and honours our mothers through our vows of invisibility and self sabotage.
All this shows up as guilt and worthiness issues in our finances and our ability to celebrate ourselves.
How can we allow ourselves to be happy and thriving when our mothers have sacrificed so much for us?
I was that playground kid that no one ever wanted on their team because they were dead alive and just plain weird.
On this day all these desires of wanting to fit in came up: these desires to be less me, less weird, less scary, less talking to unseen things.
My credit history sucks.
This is the first time in my adult life that I've been debt free but I learned the hard way that being debt free doesn't lead to a good credit score.
Unfortunately for me, I learned this as I was in the process of buying my apartment, which added another 6 months to the entire process because I had to take time out to improve my credit report and credit score.