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Hi all,

I appreciate all the comments the last few days. I'm so dismayed that I let it get this bad and didn't seek out guidance sooner. Fear is an odd feeling. The only thing we have to fear is fear itself, so... time to be courageous.

My mentality of liking nice things and not dealing well with simply doing without has gotten me into perpetual trouble. I've been on and off the boards long enough to know lots of random tips about being frugal. Many seemed absolutely crazy to me. Too much work and not worth the effort in savings. Clearly my way of operating isn't working however. And I noticed myself recently starting to do these things I previously thought of as silly. Specific example: I started washing my ziplock bags to reuse them. Not the ones with raw meat or marinades... but if they just had bread or snacks... reusable! And then after I did it I had to stare at them on the counter drying because it was the sudden clear message about values and priorities. And a few days later it occurred to me to surf the boards again...

And this morning it occurred to me that just my nickname on this board is ridiculous. Sassy. Yes, with my cute clothes and cute car and nice house, I am very sassy... and in debt up to my eyeballs.

...who is going to go change her nickname again to SlowLearner....
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